A Small Osprey Eco-Cottage Has Landed

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A few weeks ago, we told you Nationwide Homes was preparing a 523-square-foot home called The Osprey for IBS 2010.  Timothy Dahl of Charles & Hudson was on the scene and snapped a few photos amidst the hordes of industry professionals.  Like Clayton Homes' i-House, the Osprey is a small, green modular home designed for flexibility.  It can be used as a small home, home office, retreat, casita, or in-law apartment. 

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By |January 27th, 2010|Prefab|11 Comments

Off-Grid Prefab zeroHouse Now Ready!

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Two years ago, the zeroHouse hit the internet like a tornado.  Now, Specht Harpman, the firm that designed the off-grid, modular, tiny house, is looking for a "visionary" to finance the construction of the prototype at something in the range of $300,000 to $350,000.  The good news comes from the American-Statesman, which recently reported that the design is "shovel-ready." 

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By |January 20th, 2010|Prefab, Single Family|10 Comments

OfficePOD and Skip the Daily Commute

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Across the pond, a company called OfficePOD aims to change the way people work.  The company provides pod-like office cubes to companies and individuals to facilitate flexible home/work arrangements.  For the price of £14,950 ($24,400) plus installation and VAT, the company will set up the OfficePOD in about a day.  The lead time for installation is less than 12 weeks, and lease options are available as well.

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By |January 20th, 2010|Prefab|7 Comments

LivingHomes Now Available Nationally!

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I imagine you've heard the news this week from LivingHomes' headquarters in Santa Monica.  All LivingHomes, whether designed by Ray Kappe or KieranTimberlake, are now available throughout most of the United States.  In addition, the company — a pioneer in green prefab — announced a new prefab home model designed by Ray Kappe and wood-frame construction on all Kappe LivingHomes. 

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By |January 16th, 2010|News, Prefab|1 Comment

Rocio Romero Debuts Stackable Prefabs

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Rocio Romero, the architect behind the LV series of prefab homes, just announced the availability of stackable prefabs.  Referred to as the LV2 — a 2-story stack placed on any LV series unit, the custom add-on costs the same as regular LV series units.  Rocio Romero has sold over a hundred LVs and says the average cost to build, including the kit, shipping, foundation, and finish costs, is about $120 per square foot (not including land).       

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By |January 14th, 2010|Modern architecture, Prefab|7 Comments

Off the Grid Small Osprey for IBS 2010

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Update 1/27/2010: A Small Osprey Eco-Cottage Has Landed!

Starting January 19 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, four modular demonstration homes will be on display for the International Builders’ Show 2010.  All of the homes will qualify for the NAHB’s National Green Building Certification, and they’ll be smaller, too.  One home in particular, The Osprey, caught my attention.  The 523 square-foot home, perhaps, will be the greenest of all four models in the Show Village. 

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By |January 7th, 2010|Prefab, Single Family|3 Comments