Micro Condos Get PDX’s Green Lifestyle

D. R. Horton may be a national home builder, but with Division 43–its new “micro home” condo development–the company clearly wants to show Portland, Oregon, that it understands the unique priorities of the eco-conscious urban dweller.

Each home at Division 43 weighs in with just 364 to 687 square feet of “well-planned space” and is constructed with salvaged and sustainably-produced materials. Located in southeast Portland, with easy access to restaurants, shopping and entertainment, the development also features a “neighborhood within a neighborhood” with a community garden and a common area where residents can socialize.

Division 43

image via D. R. Horton

Division 43 was created to cater to those who covet the car-free lifestyle, as it’s located in a bike- and pedestrian-friendly area that also lies in close proximity to public transportation and a Zipcar station.

Dr. Horton is currently taking applications for Division 43, which it lauds as “Simple. Green. Affordable.”

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.