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Prefab ADU Keeps Family in One Place

This is a “Granny Annex” in Kent, England, fabricated by in.it.studios in eight weeks. In.it.studios fashioned the backyard prefab with a well-insulated envelope, Canadian Western Red Cedar cladding, a “zero maintenance” living sedum roof, floor to ceiling windows, a sky light in the hallway, an Accoya deck, and other built-ins with PEFC- and FSC-certified woods.

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22 Fabulous Green Prefabs of 2011

With off-site construction, homeowners can benefit from things like accelerated construction, controlled construction, construction without the elements, reduced construction waste, access to a skilled workforce, etc.  So it’s no surprise that the prefab industry continues to expand — we’re tracking that!  In fact, here are 22 built projects that we mentioned in the last year (with high hopes for several more next year, too):

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Cargo Container Home Office from $1800

For your Friday viewing, check out what California architects Karl Wanaselja and Cate Leger used to make a backyard office.  They split a 40-foot, refrigerated shipping container and placed the two parts in a T shape with a crane.  Then they cut windows into the ends and covered the floor with soy-based, formaldehyde-free Purebond.  And the container only set them back $1800.

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