Our friend, Rhonda Pike, over at Hive Modular was kind enough to share some pictures with us of a client’s custom-designed home in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada that is based on the X-Line 016 model. Not including the three-car garage, the three-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom prefabricated modular house provides its residents with 2273 square feet of living space.

Hive Modular used passive home concepts for both the lighting and the ventilation. The Low-E, argon-filled clerestory windows in the center hall help to bring daylight into the center of the home and create a “chimney effect” ventilation system during the summer. Additional window groupings  throughout the home allow for natural daylighting.


The furnace and HRV are ultra-high efficiency models and the outside of the home is protected by low-maintenance fibercement siding.

All Hive Modular homes are built using the latest modular fabrication technology and feature 2×6 exterior walls with engineered floor and roof trusses that are strengthened and reinforced for transport, which makes Hive homes more robust than many site-built houses. The Hive design team includes high-end residential architects who manage their customer’s projects with care and ensure that Hive homes are built with high-quality products.


Hive Modular homes are built sustainably: small and efficient with tight building envelopes and environmentally responsible materials and systems. Custom features, such as bamboo floors, can be incorporated, and they can help you to achieve LEED Accreditation, if you desire.

Rhonda tells us that they are working on more Hive prefab home designs this year and a LEED-certified commercial building in Minnesota that will incorporate shipping containers.