Micro-living project, Bento Box, rises in Nashville

Posted at 6:50 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 08:11:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's a big complex built on going small. Bento Box, is a micro-living project in Nashville's Chestnut Hill.

"I think [Nashville's] a city that's open to new ideas, new concepts. We wanted to create a different kind of product, something that's more appropriate for the way people are choosing to live. People are less interested in having a place for a long period of time. They want to have more flexibility. They want to have something that's more appropriately-sized in a better location," said Bento Box COO Justin Koziol.

Koziol says it's hopefully the first of many flexible living concepts he builds across the country.

Each unit will come fully furnished and renters can stay for days, months, years.

Even the parking is compact, with a garage that stacks cars and saves space.

"The whole project is about small footprint living," said EOA Architect's Tracy Ford.

Ford says large patios and community areas encourage residents to leave their homes and hang outside. She says the concept is all about more life and less stuff.

The complex is scheduled to open fall 2019.