Why not build a prefab almost entirely out of reclaimed materials? That’s what Reclaimed Space founder Tracen Gardner wants to do. Mr. Gardner was in between contracting jobs and began constructing a portable building using primarily reclaimed materials. In the process, he liked what he was doing so much that he decided to create Reclaimed Space to continue building modular, passively-designed cabins. To start off with, the company will build spaces from 240 square feet and at prices in the range of $115 to $160 psf (min. $25k).
Reclaimed Space designs feature a single pitch roof, efficient insulation, cross-ventilation window design, roof overhangs, and active solar power compatibility. They can be built to almost any specifications and delivered on a trailer, too.
Reclaimed Space isn’t the first company to experiment with material reclamation — the REX House Project is an adventure in the same. But Reclaimed Space could just be the first company to combine reclaimed materials, prefab, and efficiently-sized homes all in one project.
[+] Prefab homes use reclaimed material [Courier-Journal]
Rendering credits: Reclaimed Space.