I can't remember when our desire to have a modern prefab house began.
I do know at the beginning of the journey I remember coming across this house.
It was designed for Sunset magazine. It's not only modern and environmentally friendly but it's also prefab! Unfortunately it comes in at around $140-$160 /sq ft.! Yowsa. That catapulted me into a search for a more economical option. At which point I came across an awesome website called fabprefab. They feature all different kinds of prefab dwellings. If you're thinking "prefab" yuck and imagining a doublewide, think again. Click on that link and explore the beautiful possibilities and places prefab has gone to!
From that website I found another company that is much more affordable.
That's where this cool house comes in:
It's designed by an architect named Rocio Romero. She designed a line of prefab homes called LV homes. Her company was also featured in Dwell magazine (our favorite house magazine) when her company was just getting press and I fell in love with her designs there too! The LVL which is a 1453 sq ft home kit starts at $42,950. There are more expenses involved in the actual construction of the kit. But, you can mix and match it with other smaller or bigger kits and/or build it on a basement. We love the simplicity of her designs, the openness of the floorplans and the materials used for building.
One of my favorite, albeit, somewhat unattainable feeling, designs is the following:
This gorgeous house is made of recycled shipping containers. I LOVE this idea. I haven't researched it enough to know if it's even a possibility in our state. But, I love to dream about the possibilities that come with it. I love that it's totally unconventional and out of the box!
Another great architect's name is Adam Kalkin and he has some great shipping container designs on this website:
This one is huge, but it's gorgeous. You can even rent it for the bargain price of $6000-$10,000/week! HA!
I have no idea what is in store for our future home. But, it is fun to dream!