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Winchester-based Cozy Cottages is making custom homes that cost only a fraction of the price of most houses but the price isn't the only thing that's been drastically reduced.
They say big things come in small packages and if you're looking to save big on housing, Cozy Cottages might be the way to go.
"Just a lot more efficient way of living," said Bryan Williams, owner of Cozy Cottages.
Williams said the 12-foot by 24-foot mini-homes start as low as $6,500 but can grow as big and as fancy as the buyer wants.
"This unit has vaulted ceilings," Williams said. "It even has little dormers for looks and to let light in."
But don't let the size or the price tag fool you. Williams says these units are fully-livable homes.
"It's got a full bathroom, a hot water heater, a washer/dryer hookup and it's got a full kitchen," Williams said.
He says the homes are also more energy efficient than most homes, come with a standard warranty and can be paid off in just a few years.
"But who's the ideal customer? Peggy Hanger owns a hardwood and flooring business, and displays the cottages on her lot. She says, they've created a lot of buzz because they have so many potential uses.
"It would be a great little house for an efficiency apartment or for an elderly person that a family wanted them nearby them they could use them for a little apartment," Hanger said.
And says they don t have to be a primary homes. They could also be great for families that love the outdoors.
"Cabins on the lake, good hunting cabins, you know, we have a lot of hunters here in Tennessee so it would be a great place for them to have," Hanger said.
Williams says he hopes their price tag and versatility will help his business take off.
"If we don't have a turnaround in the economy and people are looking for better ways to save money, I believe it's going to catch on," Williams said.
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Monday, August 6 2012, 01:50 AM CDT
Arrest made in fatal shooting in Memphis
May 23, 2013 19:55 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/188G97s ) reports that 21-year-old Setric Hall has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony.
He's being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Police say the shootings occurred Wednesday night. Officers found a 26-year-old man on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead there, and later identified as Devin Cox.
A few minutes later, officers responded to another location, where they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Police believe that Hall was trying to shoot his girlfriend when the 22-year-old man intervened.
The girlfriend was not injured.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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