Off-Grid Container Cabins from $15k


Recent Daniel Sokol sent me an email to share what he’s doing with steel shipping containers for a New Hampshire-based company called LEED Cabins.  He can convert a 20-foot unit into a small, comfortable home in as little as 25 days from $15,000.  Or he can build a bigger home with adjoining containers from about $40,000.


By |November 8th, 2010|Container Design, Single Family|20 Comments

Fabrication for the Future: The Modules


The Modules at TempleTown is an impressive project. It embodies what many in the industry believe to be the benefits of off-site fabrication: waste reduction, speedy construction, and cost savings. Designed by Interface Studio Architects, The Modules is a student apartment building in a double-H shape specifically designed to allow natural lighting in all of the rental units.


By |November 5th, 2010|Interview, Multifamily, Prefab|0 Comments

Tiny Eco Modern Cabana Now for Sale!

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Speaking of tiny prefabs, Modern Cabana — the same company behind last year’s Sunset Modern Cottage Idea House — has a 10’x12′ demo cabana for sale.  The UC 10×12 model retails from $16,375, but this demonstration version is selling with a 25% discount.  The Modern Cabana includes a french door, clear cedar siding, denim wall insulation, rigid roof insulation, maple interior paneling, and bamboo flooring.


By |November 5th, 2010|Prefab|0 Comments

Earn a Weekend in a Prefab KitHAUS


KitHAUS just installed two prefab modules, a K3 and K4, in Arroyo Grande, California.  And if you’ve ever wanted to test out a tiny prefab, the company is running a contest over the next year called “ourHAUS yourHAUS kitHAUS” for the opportunity to stay a weekend in the fully equipped kitHAUS retreat.


By |November 5th, 2010|Prefab|0 Comments

Solar Powered Green Home for Atlanta


Concourse E unveiled a new project concept this week for a corner lot in Atlanta, Georgia.  The luxurious, green project would have three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and several spaces designed to facilitate gathering and relaxing.  If you’re in the area, the company will have a preview event this Thursday night to share more detail of the Wessyngton House.


By |November 3rd, 2010|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Rethinking Waste in a Reclaimed Space


Austin-based Reclaimed Space built this modular prefab with roughly 80% reclaimed materials and presented it at Dwell on Design 2010.  With interior design by Zem Joaquin, founder of Ecofabulous, the 400-square-foot home has Electrolux appliances, a vertical living wall from Fyto Wall, CaesarStone countertops, Mythic zero-VOC paints, Solatube daylighting, LED lighting, and Caroma water-efficient bathroom fixtures.  If you didn't get a chance to see it, watch this five-part video series embedded below:

By |November 1st, 2010|Prefab, Single Family, video|0 Comments