Karo Cabin: Modular, Movable, Green

This weekend, Karoleena Custom Homes, a home builder in Calgary, will debut its first eco-friendly modular cabin. Karo Cabin is a factory-built, future-ready structure designed to be used as a summer escape, backyard studio, laneway house, or something similar and can be delivered anywhere in North America (assuming a road or ferry route).

The “not-so-basic” base Module A (45′ x 14′) sells for $129,000, excluding transportation and site work.

The price includes the home, design and engineering, and elements such as Hardie board exterior, movable interior walls, dual-pane efficient windows, a modular kitchen and island, a $5,000 appliance package, low-flow fixtures, a cantilevered deck, a gas fireplace, on-demand hot water, and a high efficiency furnace.

Karoleena’s first cabin, a Module A, will have 630 square feet including a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, wraparound deck, and a large cedar overhang.

Other than Module A, the company has several other modules — Module B (30′ x 14′), Module C (20′ x 14′), and Module X (10′ x 14′) –  that can be configured to build the right home, or to expand an existing Karo if necessary in the future.

Karo Cabin is on display at the Calgary Home & Garden Show this weekend and similar shows through early April, including British Columbia Home & Garden Show and Edmonton Home & Garden Show.  I hope to be able to share interior/exterior photos soon.

Credits: Karoleena Homes.


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  • http://www.portlandtradesmen.com Jesse Pender

    This is cool. I think there will be a lot more modular options in our future. It makes the process so easy for buyers.

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