This is a modular house that is constructed of smaller 8′x8′ sections and when you put 4 of them together you have a fully functional home.
The enclosed area is divided by a bathroom/kitchen core into a sleeping quarter and a living/dining area. A porch is also included in one of the modules. The “L” shape of this sustainable house provide a garden area for the house. The shape also allows the housing unit to be repeated in a small community.
This is a interesting structure, all the sides and top opens up to allow a view of nature, but it closes up tight when you are away or in bad weather. It is a prefab house that can be set on the ground or suspended in a tree or on a pole. The house was designed to be very simple, to bring about introspection and foster solitude.
Sitting at 320 square feet, costing $100 a square foot and 70% of the materials are recycled. What I really like are the huge windows! I have always been drawn to floor to ceiling windows, but I am still unsure how well they keep the heat/cold in or out depending on the season.
From the Architect:
• Exterior dimensions 20 L x 16 W x 9.5 H (320 SF). High Cube.
• Module may be placed on a permanent or temporary foundation.
• Natural bamboo floor, walls and ceiling.
• Sliding glass doors to patio (dimensions of patio 9 x 16, 144 SF)
• Aluminum frame and glass panel side door for main entrance.
• Fully insulated floors, walls, ceiling. Weather tight EPDM rubber roof optional.
• Cedar decking and exterior cladding.
• Electrical wiring set-up for standard 110V generator or plugin, multiple outlets, spot lighting, and recessed lighting throughout.
• Full kitchen with high finish cabinetry, stainless steel countertop. Plenty of room for under counter fridge, oven, cooktop and hood fan (all kitchen appliances not included). Option packages extra.
• Shower room complete with porcelain tiles, mirror, sink with vanity, glass shower door, skylight above shower.
• Hot water pump in concealed, mirrored corner cabinet in shower room.
Here is the eP Studio, a 425 square foot prefab house with an interesting twist. As you can see in the photos the house is atop a garage, which was raised by the use of a few forklifts, columns were build beneath and then the garage was constructed. Some neat attributes of the house is a green roof, cork floors and No-VOC paint (I have never seen no VOC paint before, just low VOC paint) .
I covered this house a really long time ago, I think it was one of my first few posts, but recently I found more photos, specifically of the inside which I wasn’t able to find before.
The smaller of the homes, named the Little Dwelle.ing is 4.9 meters by 2.65 meters (16×9.5 feet or 152 square feet) and costs around £20,000-£35,000 ($30,000-$52,000). Unlike its big sib, it’s meant to be more of a retreat, office or storage area than a main home, but it has almost all of the awesome features mentioned before. Just like in the Big Dwelle.ing, there is enough room for a bed that is lofted about the kitchen and main living area.