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Last week, I mourned the loss of Michelle Kaufmann’s green prefab business and Leslie followed up with a shout-out to the i-house, a new modular home that makes prefab even more affordable. This week, Natural Home Magazine unearthed their own great find in their newsletter: a green prefab dream home in Southern California.

This place might be a bit modern and sparse for some folks’ taste, but it’s right up my alley (my design motto: “less is best”). According to Natural Home, Steve Glenn, LivingHomes CEO and founder, built his home using 11 prefab modules that were crafted in a factory and assembled on site in just eight hours. The 2,500-square food, two-story home features green bonuses such as LED bulbs and rainwater harvesting — plus, lots of airy, open space. It was the first house to receive a platinum LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Check out Natural Home’s site for a cool gallery of the place and a Q&A with the homeowner. It may seem like a house this posh is out of reach for most, but prefab might be the way to bring modular and efficient home design and construction to everyone. This design isn’t just for trailers anymore.

4 Responses

  1. Things are changing in the way that we think of as home. Thank you for the great story. We need to think a little differently if we are going to make a difference in this world. Have a great day. Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

  2. Karen says:

    My husband works for the PA Department of Environmental Protection, so we are more green than most folks. Certainly, not an Ed Begley, but we do what we can on a civil servant's income.

    I have a blog which is mostly about decorating, gardening and recipes. However, in reviewing my posts, I have seen a common thread in many of them, they have an environmental spin to them. I hope the average person who checks out my blog will think, that's nice, I can do that; or I did not know that. Thanks for hosting this green blog.

  3. [...] If you’re not already showing it off, go upload it to Rate My Space. Or if you’re still looking a really great piece of furniture check out Leslie’s post from yesterday with an early look at some of the new pieces coming from HGTV designer Angelo Surmelis.  If green is your thing, Kristine is always on the hunt for some inspiration. [...]

  4. George says:

    I think it is fantastic how we are going green in so many ways. I think we also need to do things like reducing our energy usage, for example, installing a geothermal heat pump to replace high energy heating and cooling systems.

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