We like to keep a pulse on the evolving world of green prefab, but there’s an Austin-based company that we’ve yet to mention. Ma Modular, a venture of design-build firm KRDB, turned to modular construction to make modern design approachable, affordable, and convenient. The company is also committed to good design and green building and aims to deliver projects with a quick turnaround.
Shown in this article is their first prefab, the Luna House, which, according to a recent article in Rare Austin, is about 1,500 square feet. It’s a beautiful home made with two large wing modules and one small connector module.
Pricing for a Ma Modular home starts at about $125 per square foot, which includes the foundation, R19 walls, R30 to R50 roofing, low-E insulated windows, durable and reflective metal roofing, and cabinets and flooring from green materials such as bamboo or cork.
Additional green options include low-VOC paints and finishes, tankless water heating, mini-split HVAC, geothermal HVAC, a rainwater harvesting system, and photovoltaic panels, just to name a little of what’s available.
To keep things simple, Ma Modular uses two sizes of modules, 15’x36′ and 15’x60′, and provides three options in each of these sizes. Of course, there’s also the connector module, too, and you can scan these on their website to imagine what your dream green home might look like.
Photo credits: Ma Modular.