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A New Type of Building Style: Flatpack Homes

Prehab Home January 23, 2017

Flatpack Homes

We’ve talked a lot about prefab homes, and they have their strengths to be sure, but now people are also talking about another building style called “flatpack homes.” They’re kit homes — actually they’re considered a type of modular home — that come flat in a box (or without a box), and then they’re set up.

This one here is one built by a company who knows cold temperature. Their flatpack modular home is Scandinavian in design and thought. It’s called the “Next House” and it’s out of Stockholm. According to the company:

“Next House is a Stockholm based company, active in architecture and construction industries, with a clear and simple vision: creating and delivering beautiful designed homes created by award winning architects.

“Next House was started on the basis that there is a need for a well constructed, elegant and functional designed home at a reasonable price. Our goal is to harmonize Swedish leading building know-how with optimal timing and low impact to the environment.

“Since Sweden is one of the premier low-impact countries in the world, Next House has followed a long tradition of environmentally friendly thinking. An important issue when putting the resources of the planet in focus is how to use energy responsibly.

“Regardless of whether you use energy to heat up or cool down your house you will use less if you house is compact. Next House models have a maximum net need of energy less than 75 kWh/m3, in Sweden this is classified as a low-energy- house.”

Their model homes start with a cabin of 15 sqm to a villa of 400 sqm. Their modular wood construction technology provides our customers with multitude of living area options.

The small XXS Next House is 150 sq. ft. with kitchen. Cost: $21,500 (you assemble).  The Large Next House is just 148 square meters (approximately 1,500 square feet).

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Next House, and other farmhouse builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more modular homes, click here.

 

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Stunning Modern Park Model Home with a Rustic Interior

Houses, Modular, Prehab Home July 4, 2016

Stunning Modern Park Model Home with a Rustic Interior

The Dreamwood Park Model Home by Humble Homes ia dazzling modern park model home available for sale in Germantown, Maryland priced at $124,500. Named the Dreamwood, the home measure 12 ft x 40 ft and has an interior size of 420 square ft. with solid dark hardwood floors throughout. Two respective sliding glass doors on either ends of the front of the house make for convenient and easy access both with walk up wooden steps and hand railing.

The rustic interior walls are sourced from 150 year old barn wood and add a warm and appealing flair to this creatively designed home. The ceilings are high and give an airy and spacious feel. The living room is tastefully decorated with a geometric patterned area rug, grey-blue comfy sofa and artwork adorning the walls synonymous with it’s rustic design.  The kitchen features a granite topped open countertop with raised bar seating open to the living area, plenty of cabinet space and full-size stainless steel appliances. The bedroom features a custom designed Murphy bed that easily transforms into a usuable desk/workspace when folded into the wall. The same wall also features beautiful custom built in shelves as well as his n’ hers wardrobe for storing personal items. The bathroom offers an attractive large glassed in shower with custom glass tiled walls.

Dreamwood Park Model Home (420 Sq Ft)

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from house builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more houses, click here.

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Connect Homes Prefab Home Gallery

Prehab Home June 6, 2016

Connect Homes gallery

Because we’ve featured a few of their houses, we now wanted to feature the actual company. It looks like they don’t do a huge volume of buildings, which surprised me, given how often their name comes up. I guess that means that they’re doing a small number but the things they’re doing are getting noticed and shared. We’ll also be adding to the gallery of their work (besides the ones we have in our other articles on them) as we go, so if you want to check back once in a while, we’ll probably have updated it.

CONNECT:HOMES

1412 Westerly Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90028
310-622-9271
Contact Designer Visit Website
Availability: Nationwide
Homes Built: 5 – 10
Prefab Type: Modular
Delivered As: Finished Modules

Base Price: 200 $/sf
Total Time: 4 – 6 mos

“Connect:Homes is a modern home design firm offering affordable, factory constructed, modular homes and complete assembly and completion services.  Connect was founded by two prior architects at Marmol Radziner Prefab — Jared Levy and Gordon Stott — hoping to offer a better way of designing, building and buying modern prefab homes.

“Connect:Homes homes are constructed to provide very high efficiency (LEED Platinum, CalGreen Tier 2) with potential for net-zero energy use. Homes are assembled on site from factory manufactured modules that are 90% complete when leaving the factory – exterior and interior finishes, doors, windows, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are installed in the factory. With near complete modules requiring less site work, homes can be site finished in days.

“Designing a Connect:Homes home is similar to buying a new car, Connect:Homes models offer multiple configuration options, finish packages and add-on features.  Options are easily visualized using the “Build Your Home” feature on their website. Home purchase includes all design, permitting and finishing costs and is clearly outlined from the start of the process.  Connect:Homes was co-founded by architects Jared Levy and Gordon Stott who both previously worked at Marmol Radziner Prefab.”

CONNECT:HOMES HOME FEATURES / DESIGN FOCUS

  • Affordable, green and available anywhere
  • Excellent customer service and experience
  • Homes that connect people with the outdoors
  • Factory built modular construction system
  • LEED Platinum design
  • Smaller footprint homes
  • 90% complete in factory
  • No reliance on local builders
  • Home completion in days after delivery
  • No need for large crane service
  • High efficiency appliances, fixtures
  • Low VOC paint, adhesives, sealants
  • Renewable and sustainable materials

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Connect Homes and other prefab builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more prefab,click here.

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