A Stunning Flatpak House in Aspen, CO

Flatpak Night

This is a Flatpak house in Aspen, Colorado.  I stumbled upon these shots in Flickr, so I don’t have much background on the project.  But we’ve featured a modern Flatpak home before in the Goodwin-Wise Flatpak.  Flatpak houses each have their own particular and interesting features, but the Flatpak system is the same.  It’s a menu of components for living that includes walls, cabinets, bathrooms, kitchen, and various built-ins.  The components are fabricated and designed to meet the needs of the site and owner.

You start with a 8′ wide one story wall component.  Every 8′, you decide what you want in that component, whether all glass, no glass, part glass, high glass, low glass, etc.  You do that throughout the home floor plate until you have a finished home.  After that, you design the exterior to your needs and choose the materials.  From there, you move on to design and pick out your interior finish-outs.

At this point, the design is sent to the fulfillment team to produce drawings and documents for permits.  A Flatpak will cost in the range of $200 – $300 psf, depending on local codes and building costs.   And the process just snowballs until you have a home.







[+] Tony & Kathryn’s Flatpak House [Flickr]

Photos credit: Koru, Ltd. via Flickr.

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  • soray

    The aspen Flatpak house has a custom interior not the prefab interior. The prefab part is the external structure made by Empyrean however, Empyrean no longer manufacture’s Flatpaks.

  • http://www.flatpakhouse.com JH

    FlatPak has moved their sales and design under one roof in Minneapolis, and the fabrication takes place in rural Wisconsin.

  • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

    @JH – thanks for the update! I bet you get a ton of green design requests in Minneapolis, right?

  • Mychal Stewart

    If you are not sure about the cost of the house then just look at what they put in it.

    $200 – $300 psf is very expensive. Also, take a look at the furniture. These people could afford the $500,000+ price or whatever it cost.

    Barcelon Chair $4,000+
    Naguchi Tables $1,200
    Bang & Olufsen TV and audio $15,000+
    Agape Spoon Tube $17,000+

    So when in doubt see if you know how much the stuff in the house cost and then you can get an idea about what the people would be able to spend.


  • happy johnson

    I have a parcel of land of 700sq.m,but i’m not sure what it will cost to build a flatpak on it since the flatpak will not cover the entire expanse of my property. the land is a flat even surface, not a sloppy surface, and i want to build a five bedroom apartment, with four toilets, a kitchen, a living room and a store house to keep some household items.can you help?

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