A new prefab tiny house is now available for order.
“Bellomo Architects’ modular House Arc, which was just a prototype before, is now actually being fabricated. The House Arc can now be ordered online and shipped to any location, where it can be assembled by the user or community.”
via Bellomo Architects’ Tiny House Arc Prefab Home is Now Available for Order | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
At $55,000 this small structure is more expensive than most people want to spend, but it’s definitely a cool design.
“Bellomo Architects, in Palo Alto, wanted to design an IKEA-like house, only easier to put together. Just like the Swedish company’s famous furniture, this 150 square foot modular structure can be flat-packed and delivered in a box that is only 4x10x3 feet in size. When complete, it only weighs 3,000 lbs. and can be used as shelter after natural disasters, as a backyard studio or office, or as a tiny house.”
Read more about the House Arc.
Another new small prefab builder is now up and running and offering their steel-framed wood-clad, buildings for sale. The price of a complete unit installed is about $16,500, but do-it-yourselfers should check into the kits which cost much less. Yardpods is located in San Rafael, CA.
Rocio Romero is hosting an open house on June 12, 2010 in Perryville, Missouri. She is the architect behind the LV series small prefab homes. While not tiny, at 1150 square feet, this modern home is still very affordable and the design flexible allowing for a lot of personalization. She also offers a smaller 625 square foot home called the LVM Home.
LV Open House
The folks at MetroShed have come up with an interesting new take on the playhouse, no surprisingly named MetroPlay. It’s a modern playhouse with a central 8×8 unit with some expansion options. Expect to pay between $6,000 and $7,000 for a MetroPlay.
Tammy from Rowdy Kittens has a new blogging gig at Aol’s Rented Spaces where she’s been writing about simple living in small spaces. Her latest post is on a Tiny Prefab apartment building project in Berkeley and San Francisco. You can also read about this particular prefab apartment at Tiny House Blog.
Tammy Strobel on Rented Spaces
EcoSpace has developed a modular prefab building system that provides relatively custom small homes from consistent parts.
Ideabox has launched a series of little Urban Prefabs that range in size from about 600 to 800 square feet. These look like a good option for those looking for something a bit more turn-key.
Ideabox Urban Prefabs
This New Zealand company, One Cool Habitat, is shipping these little tiny container homes to people around the world. Prices start at around $30,000 US.
One Cool Habitat
I’m looking forward to seeing these prefab houses in person when they come to my town. I’ll definitely be posting photos on Tiny House Design mid-March.
IKEA Modular Dwellings