Youâ€™ve probably already seen miniHome â€“ a small, mobile, eco-friendly prefab built with clean lines and modern elements â€“ which has been featured all over the news and television.Â Sustain Design Studio, a Toronto firm behind the home, just launched a redesigned miniHome to be built in the companyâ€™s newly established factory in Bracebridge, Ontario.Â The new miniHome is lighter, better, and more affordable.
Sustain has three models, Solo 24, Solo 36, and Duo 36 + 12, which vary in size from about 528 square feet and in price from $109,000 Canadian, depending on the configuration.
Specifications include a steel chassis, engineered lumber frame and floor, BASF Walltite spray foam insulation (floor R30, wall R34, roof R36), Marvin Integrity windows, Baltic Birch Ply walls, IKEA counters, cork floors, Energy Star appliances, LED and CFL lighting, a dual-flush toilet, low-flow fixtures, a 40-gallon efficient water tank, and an ERV.
Optional elements include a green roof, composting toilet, Galvalume metal cladding, phenolic panel cladding, engineered hardwood floors, bamboo floors, an Enviro Mini pellet stove, and PV panels with a battery pack.
Sustain is taking orders and offering a limited time deal for folks that purchase a Solo 36 before March 31, 2011.Â The company will provide a discount of $10,000 toward the purchase, according to an email update sent out yesterday.Â MiniHome can be shipped throughout Canada and the continental US.
Credits: Sustain Design Studio.