Mark Jacobson, a professor at Stanford University, California recently commissioned the Canadian firm Bone Structure to build him a prefab net-zero home. And the result is shaping up to be quite astounding. He chose the company because of their proven ability to minimize construction waste, dust and disruption to neighbors, as well as the flexibility and versatility of its steel frame construction method. […]
Kasita is an innovative housing solution designed by Dr. Jeff Wilson and environmental science professor from Texas. The first Kasita unit has recently been completed and can be viewed in Austin, Texas. Kasita apartments are prefab housing units, which can stand on their own as tiny homes, or be inserted into steel racks to form larger structures such as the one pictured above. […]
Splitting up with your significant other is usually stressful enough without the added problem of having to divide up a house. The so-called Prenuptial Housing (still in the concept stage) makes something of a non-issue out of that. Itâ€™s a floating home that can be physically divided up when the couple decide to go their separate ways. The home is the brainchild of PR specialist Omar Kbiri and was designed by Studio OBA of Holland. […]
The prefab home firm Mima Housing of Portugal recently introduced a new line of tiny homes, which are slick, modern and affordable. Theyâ€™re calling them Mima Light, and perhaps the most striking characteristic of these homes is that they feature a mirrored base section, which makes it seem as though they are floating a few feet off the ground. […]
One of the best things about downsizing to a smaller home is the ease and speed of the construction of such homes. And the so-called Box Homes, designed and produced by the Bert and May Group of London, UK really outshine the competition in this, since they can be assembled in just one day.
The company LivingHomes has launched their first sustainable, LEED platinum prefab home back in 2013. They have also partnered with the non-profit Make It Right organization and architect William McDonough with whom they have created the so-called C6 home, which is an affordable LEED Platinum certified home, which also meets the US Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s Energy Star standard.