“We’re going to use steel and aluminium as the base material for these projects,” said Jim Wills, president of the Wisconsin Steel Association.
“The first thing we do is use them to make steel parts.
Then, the second thing is we’ll take steel from existing buildings and build the whole house in it.”
Wills said steel and other metal parts that were not used in the project were reused for other projects.
Wills said the steel and the aluminium used to make the houses were both from existing steel mills in the state.
The first house, he said, was constructed of steel.
“We had all these pipes and all these tubes that were made from steel and then we took those tubes and we used them to build the house and we put the roof on it,” he said.
“That was a steel-to-aluminum building.
Then we put it in a wood frame and we added a new exterior.”
Willing said the project would be the first of its kind in Wisconsin.
“I think it’s the only place in the country that’s going to be able to get these projects off the ground,” he told The Associated Press.
The project is still in the planning stages, but Wills hopes to finish it by the end of the year.
Willing said he hopes to begin construction next month.
The first of three homes will be completed in Madison.
The building will house approximately 100 people and include four kitchens, a bath, and a living room with a pool.
The second home will be constructed in Kenosha.
The third house is in Whitefish, Wisconsin.