HMK Prefab Homes, in conjunction with Sustain Design Studios, debuted a new miniHome design called the CaliMini Solo 1 at the recent Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles. The pictures and exterior staging don’t appear to do justice to the ever-popular miniHome, but the below video of the Solo provides a better impression, I think. This design, unlike the chassis-based designs we’ve seen from Sustain, is built to the modular code and includes a 616-square-foot interior, 140-square-foot loft, and a 140-square-foot deck.
If a customer makes the request, the CaliMini Solo can be built on a chassis to the manufactured home code, but the version on display at Dwell on Design was built in the modular form.
CaliMini is offered with Energy Star appliances, Marvin Integrity windows, HardiePanel and western red cedar siding, a Proseal cool roof, a non-PVC and lead-free plumbing system, Ecobatt insulation (R22 floor, R19 walls, R38 roof), Baltic Birch ply walls and ceiling, cork floors, available LED and CFL lighting, and low-flow fixtures.
HMK Prefab Homes has partnered with Sustain, according to a company statement, to provide several versions and floor plans of the miniHome. In addition, the showcase home on display at Dwell on Design is available for immediate sale.
Correction 7/6/2012: an original version of this article said the CaliMini Solo was built on a chassis to the manufactured home code but that was incorrect. This was built to the modular code.
Photo credits: HMK Prefab Homes.