Free Houses (for writers)


Are you are writer looking for free housing? Are you willing to relocate? Maybe Detroit is the place for you? Write-A-House is a unique non-profit group based in Detroit, Michigan that helps to train people in construction skills by renovating abandoned houses. When the homes are 80% complete, the group gives the houses to writers who are willing to move to Detroit. The writers are then responsible to complete the rehabilitation work, pay property taxes and homeowner insurance. After two years of residency, the writers in residency receive full title to the houses.



One of Write-A-House’s goals is to develop a real writers’ colony that will build a vibrant literary community in Detroit. If you’d like to participate in the project, or just learn more, visit the website here.¬†Applications are being accepted for Spring 2014.


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