About a year ago, we first brought you news of Method Homes and their plan to build a prefab cabin in Glacier, Washington. And they built the inaugural Method Cabin in about three months. Now, Method Homes, in collaboration with Balance Architects, is officially launching the Balance S-M-L Series of prefab designs with three main models: small, medium, and large. Of note, these prefab models have been designed to arrive 95% complete within three months of purchase. The models range in size from 540 to 856 square feet, and in price from $98,000 to $148,000.
The S-M-L Series is flexible and green. They can be used as on or off the grid cabins, guest houses, studios, offices, ADUs, or even small houses. The design prioritizes a natural aesthetic and all three models will be designed to LEED certification. Standard amenities include some of the following:
- Aluminum clad exterior fir interior high efficiency windows
- Blown in cellulose enhanced insulation
- Prewiring and pre-piping for solar PV panels and solar hot water systems
- Standing seam metal roofing
- Custom FSC maple plywood cabinets
- Custom fabricated awnings
- Smooth wall sheetrock
- Rainscreen siding application
- Low-flow fixtures and Energy Star lighting
Depending on your budget and commitment to all things green, upgrades include: FSC tropical hardwood decking; FSC framing material; high efficiency woodstove; built in audio, security, and energy monitoring options; two levels of tile package options; multiple flooring options (including engineered bamboo, stand woven bamboo, and FSC domestic woods); tongue and groove ceilings throughout; hydronic air handler, mini split system, and radiant heat mechanical options; and larger operable door units.
Method Homes is doing well in the prefab market these days. They have five projects scheduled for 2009, including two cabins, two M models, and another prefab. Plus they have several other homes in the works, and maybe you'll be one of them. We'll keep you posted as new prefab homes are completed …
Rendering credits: Method Homes.