Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Detroit Home Wants to Make ‘Cents’

DETROIT (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A home in Detroit, Michigan, is hoping to make more sense by using thousands of cents.

The Heidelberg Project is a bright and colorful “outdoor artscape” where artists hang out and get creative.

The project covers two city blocks with art installations and bright, funky homes, and now the community is looking to bring some “cents” to the neighborhood.

The project is working to build a “penny house,” a home covered completely in pennies, which will serve as a structure where artists can live, work and hold classes.

Spokesperson Terrence German explains, “We wanted to build The House That Makes Sense, so it seemed right to have it be made of cents.”

Their goal is to collect 800,000 pennies to decorate, and they’re getting close, having collected roughly 200,000 already.

Though many local residents make a stink over the creative community, German says many have “come to our side” after seeing their work.

It’s even inspired some disapproving neighbors to turn their own homes and yards into works of art.

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