Using seven recycled shipping containers, architect Bernard Morin and wife Joyce Labelle built this contemporary residence in St. Adele, Quebec. The home is the first of many to come for their new company, Maison Idekit, which will help homeowners turn containers into architecturally unique, and inexpensive, homes. The company has two more residential projects set to break ground in the next couple months using a total of twelve container modules.
After nine bids on eBay, some lucky duck ended up with a reclaimed prefab for $75,100. The prefab was built by Reclaimed Space for Dwell on Design and the proceeds went to both Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity. Ecofabulous created the interior using a number of stylish, green products. According to the eBay listing, this 400 square foot home included the following:
- Prefab houses don't work.
- New lives for old buildings.
- Does green building have to break the bank?
- San Francisco enacts mandatory composting law.
- Six bright ideas for the future of energy.
- Who killed Gordon Brown's eco-towns?
- Innovations in sustainable site technology.
- Mature trees (and wildlife habitat) demolished for 'green' building parking lot.
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