One of our most popular articles last month was a preview of modular container homes by Toronto-based MEKA. The company planted a show house in the West Village area of New York City and the media took notice. Reporting for Reuters, Kilmeny Duchardt offered this video and short interview with Michael de Jong, one of the entrepreneurs behind the company.
MEKA is an acronym for modular, environmental, kinetic, assembly, which is a indicator of the company’s mission to build “the most luxurious living spaces with a clean modern sensibility, at super affordable prices.”
Shown is the 320 square-foot model that is priced from $39,000. The price includes MEKA help with site assessment plans but does not include land or foundation.
The price also includes bamboo floors, walls, and ceiling; sliding glass doors and a 144-square-foot cedar deck; cedar exterior cladding; fully insulated floors, walls, and ceiling; long-lasting, stainless steel counters; full kitchen and cabinets (appliances optional); and a shower and bathroom.
Other than this smallest model, MEKA has three larger models that range in size from 640 to 1,280 square feet and in price from $64,000 to $128,000.