Dwell Refab Set for eBay Auction

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Update 6/25/09: the eBay listing is live!

A little over six months ago, we took a quick look at the reclaimed prefabs being built by Austin-based Reclaimed Space.  Then, last week we mentioned they’d have a prefab home on display at this weeks’ Dwell on Design.  Now, after talking with the guys at Reclaimed Space this weekend, we have some additional news.  Their new home for Dwell on Design is going to be auctioned off through eBay starting Tuesday, June 23, 2009.  When the listing goes live, we’ll update this article, but here’s some more information behind the auction …

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The eBay bidding will start at $50,000 and half of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles.  Bidding closes on June 28 at 4 pm.

The reclaimed prefab, or refab, was built to comply with Los Angeles City Building Code and will be 400 square feet.  The energy-efficient design allows cross-wind ventilation and is insulated with 85% recycled newspaper insulation.  The space is pre-wired for solar and the angled single-pitch roof, depending on orientation, will allow for solar panels and rainwater harvesting.  It also comes with low-e windows, 100-year old reclaimed pine and oak, a queen Murphy bed, a full bathroom, and an outdoor shower.

Ecofabulous, the company behind the interior design for the Harbinger House for West Coast Green last year, is in charge of interior design of the space.  Go check it out this weekend at Dwell on Design, and we’ll try to get some updated photos up later in the week.

Photo credits: Reclaimed Space.


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    Outdoor shower? I guess this means that you would have to have a private or remote location to install this place. I would not mind showering outside, but I think that my neighbors might take issue with that.

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