I’ve been talking with LABhaus, a new prefab company, about their affordable modular homes.  LABhaus set out to create a progressive, modern home that mainstream consumers could actually afford.  In the process, they ended up creating not just one home but three: Slide, Stretch, and ecoVilla.  The models range in size from 1693 to 5071 square feet and in price from $199,900 to $649,000.  Here’s what you can expect from a LABhaus home:


  • Designed to LEED Gold and Energy Star;
  • Advanced energy-efficient lighting packages;
  • Icynene foam insulation for a tight envelope;
  • High recycled content in key building components;
  • Construction in minimum waste environment; and
  • Optional 3 kW grid-tie roof-mounted photovoltaics.

LABhaus has agreements to manufacture these homes in 31 states through Indiana Building Systems in the Midwest and Sun Building Systems in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  The company also tells me development projects are underway in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and a model home should be open by the end of the summer.

If LABhaus comes through with their goal to provide affordable (but luxurious and modern), sustainable homes, they’ll be a hit with consumers.  Check out the three home designs from LABhaus.



Rendering credits: LABhaus.