LABhaus Modern Modular Eco Homes


I’ve been talking with LABhaus, a new prefab company, about their affordable modular homes.  LABhaus set out to create a progressive, modern home that mainstream consumers could actually afford.  In the process, they ended up creating not just one home but three: Slide, Stretch, and ecoVilla.  The models range in size from 1693 to 5071 square feet and in price from $199,900 to $649,000.  Here’s what you can expect from a LABhaus home:


  • Designed to LEED Gold and Energy Star;
  • Advanced energy-efficient lighting packages;
  • Icynene foam insulation for a tight envelope;
  • High recycled content in key building components;
  • Construction in minimum waste environment; and
  • Optional 3 kW grid-tie roof-mounted photovoltaics.

LABhaus has agreements to manufacture these homes in 31 states through Indiana Building Systems in the Midwest and Sun Building Systems in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  The company also tells me development projects are underway in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and a model home should be open by the end of the summer.

If LABhaus comes through with their goal to provide affordable (but luxurious and modern), sustainable homes, they’ll be a hit with consumers.  Check out the three home designs from LABhaus.



Rendering credits: LABhaus.

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  • Portland Real Estate

    The home design is not really appealing to my particular tastes, but the idea is great anyway. Maybe in the future there will be some nice pictures of the inside. I would like to see what features it would have if it’s going to be modern and affordable.

  • Allison

    Finish Werks, a green builder in Maryland, is now partnering with LABhaus to offer their eco designs in the Washington/Baltimore metro area.

  • modularhomechoice

    I agree with Portland Real Estate’s comments about taste, but that is just my particular taste. I wish them well. The more of these green prefab builders that do well in the housing industry, the better for housing costs and the environment.

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