Austin-based ClearSpace Homes has been around for several years, but recently I noticed the founder, Hayden Lindley, was working on some new designs. One of those is the 504-square-foot efficiency unit, pictured, which is finished on the outside with lap siding and cement board. Lindley is noodling this prefab design and others and wants to produce some new in-house plans with an accurate ballpark cost attached.
Which is to say, all prefabs have custom elements, but ClearSpace wants to be able to service the tweaks without killing the client with hefty design fees. So long as the client is serious, ClearSpace expects to deliver their homes with customization for about $125 per square foot, not including foundation, site work, and shipping.
That price includes a list of standards, including strand-woven bamboo flooring, spray-foam insulation, zero-VOC paints, dimmable CFLs, LED lighting accents, custom- or IKEA-built cabinetry, Kohler tubs and toilets, efficient aluminum windows, James Hardie products, on-demand water heating, and a mini-split for heating and cooling.
ClearSpace is focused on customers in the Austin area right now, though they’d entertain developments or mass orders in any state. You can see some of their existing plans online and some new renderings on the ClearSpace Facebook page.
Additionally, Lindley is putting the finishing touches on a tiny house design that can be constructed with SIPs, SIPs/wood, or steel, etc. You won’t see these renderings anywhere else right now, but ClearSpace should have more on this design in the near future.
Credits: ClearSpace Homes.