The affordable housing crisis in America is serious and needs to be dealt with.
According to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, this crisis is not a federal problem, it's everybody's problem.
That's where the idea came to host the first ever Innovation Housing Showcase in Washington featuring nineteen companies from around the country to display their products on the Washington Mall.
One of those nineteen is a fairly new company called indieDwell.
The Caldwell based company offers high quality sustainable homes built from old shipping containers.
Co-Founder Pete Gombert says getting one of their homes all the way back to Washington was an awesome experience.
"About two months ago we were already sending a home out to the east coast, in Virginia actually, and we just moved it to the Washington Mall after and it's been phenomenal," Gombert explained.
H.U.D. Secretary Ben Carson says there will be a wide variety of companies sharing this Mall this past week.
"There will be all sorts on sustainable homes, manufactured tiny homes, dwelling units, even a three D printable home, and homes that can be delivered by helicopters," Gombert said
Hundreds of people took the quick tour through their home and people were very interested in how much you can do with so little space.
"With our product, you can get in much faster than a conventional build and our price point is significantly lower yet the quality of home is on par with certain custom homes," Gombert said.
If everything continues to go the way it's going now, indieDwell will expand to offer even more.
Because the vision shared by Pete and his partner Scott Flynn is to change the building industry by offering a high quality, sustainable, healthy home to under served communities.
If you'd like to see for yourself, you can call for a tour of their factory in Caldwell, Idaho.