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.