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47. Breck Designed His Own Home, And Now He’s Building It

Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn: 

  • Overview of the Cochrane Home.

  • Why Breck isn't building with containers.

  • Challenges faced with the Detroit Land Bank. 

  • Finding the right bank.

  • Why building the houm proof of concept is so important. 

“I really, truly believe in what I am trying to do right now. Until you build it (houm) people will never understand what I’ve worked on the last 7-8 years.”

-Breck Crandell (Director of Design) 

Show Notes:

  • 0:30 - Introduction to Episode 47 & Cochrane Home.

  • 3:19 - Is Breck building a container home? 

  • 7:39 - Why being an architect didn’t give Breck the advantage he thought he’d have. 

  • 8:15 - Challenges of the Detroit Land Bank Authority. 

  • 10:59 - When to introduce yourself to neighbors as a developer. 

  • 13:15 - However long you think your timeline is, double it. 

  • 15:40 - The permit process through an architect’s pov.

  • 20:00 - Why getting a building permit isn't the end of the story. 

  • 21:30 - Getting approval on loans & specialized contracts. 

  • 23:07 - Challenge of getting a construction loan and the right of lien.  

  • 29:30 - Persisting in order to change the industry.

  • 33:40 - Building proof of concept is important. 

  • 35:27 - Finding the right people to support your project. 

  • 38:30 - Concluding thoughts for Episode 47. 

To learn more about houm, and Breck's building & design process head over the houm page here.

Make sure to also follow houm on Instagram to stay up to date with all houm related updates. 

Supplemental Episodes mentioned:

Episode 35 - Our Newest Design Innovation: Launching houm By Three Squared, Inc.Episode

28 - Part 1: Breck Building His Own houm.

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