Concrete Roots Group is pioneering downtown Atlanta’s sustainable housing trend. One of the first companies to build shipping container homes in the area, co-founders JoshWilson House Booth and Courtney Booth are today’s guests on the All About Atlanta Real Estate segment of the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast. Hosted by Carol Morgan and Todd Schick, take a listen to learn more about Concrete Roots Group’s ongoing projects and future plans.

Concrete Roots Group provides custom homes, shipping container units and custom renovations. The company first started building sustainable housing after Josh was inspired by a tiny house community. After some consideration, the co-founders decided to construct the units as they do today. A smart move due to the low cost and ability to recycle shipping containers, the company delivers affordable living accommodations to the Atlanta community.

“What we believe sets us apart is promoting homeownership, affordability and creating opportunity through the construction of these homes,” said Courtney Booth.

Concrete Roots Group highlights the importance of community involvement through the Concrete Roots Foundation which serves and supports charitable organizations. The foundation works with organizations within four areas of focus: youth development, job creation, community restoration and sustainability. The foundation is currently partnered with various Atlanta organizations to help enhance and strengthen their already amazing work.

Wilson House bathroomThe foundation ties back to Concrete Roots Group as many participants work on construction sites where subcontractors have the opportunity to hire them full-time. Additionally, the foundation strives to find more ways to make homes more sustainable using solar and water conservation technologies.

Renewable power sources are becoming more in demand as Atlanta’s home prices increase along with the need for affordable housing. While Josh thinks it will be a few more years until city governments move beyond stick-framed houses, some cities are willing to accept innovative building ideas.

Concrete Roots Group recently constructed the Wilson House, a single-story 2,200 sq. ft. home consisting of two shipping containers. With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the home is near many popular attractions like the Atlanta BeltLine and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

“There is a lady that purchased it, she lives in it full-time, and she loves it. The way that we designed it was for entertaining and she’s a huge entertainer, so she loves having people there,” said Josh Booth. “If you look at the outline, everything from the living room all the way to the back porch is just a clear view of hang-out space.”

The company is currently constructing a home next to the Wilson House along as part of a neighborhood. The homes feature modest upgrades like marble countertops and shaker cabinets. While these beautiful features meet many homebuyers’ needs, Courtney Booth reminds buyers that custom finishes raise the home price.

As Concrete Roots Group continues building, Courtney Booth and Josh Booth expect the need for affordable housing to increase. Due to customer experience and interaction, the co-founders think urban development will expand regarding innovative ways of living.

To learn more about Concrete Roots Group and shipping container homes, visit their website at Follow the company’s latest news by following them on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin @ConcreteRootsGroup.

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1 thought on “Concrete Roots Group Builds Community with Shipping Container Homes”

  1. Container homes are really nice and I live in one myself. The thing is living in one may seem great now, but few years down the line, you may find that the novelty wears off. So before you put the money down into building one, you really need to be 100% sure you’re gonna be pleased with your potential living situation. Sure, a container home is a smart, eco-friendly alternative to living in a traditional home, after a while however, you may find yourself hankering for the comforts of the latter. If you’re 100% set on it, then awesome. Don’t forget to take into account your space requirements before commencing with construction.

    If you have a large family, or you’re simply interested in having a lot of individual rooms, you’ll likely need multiple shipping containers, which means a ton more work and customization compared to a house made out of a single cargo container. They are many other considerations of course. As for me personally, I tremendously enjoy living in a container home. In general, container homes are inexpensive, efficient, and their environmentally friendly structures make for a truly unique place of residence.

    Still, like very much all major projects, it’s absolutely vital to anticipate every single snag that could get in your way. So be sure to plan ahead to ensure that your shipping container home project gets done right.

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