I love pre-fab, and Leed built homes. A great sit to check out pre-fab homes is www.livinghomes.net. My favorite is the C-6. It was designed as part of a partnership with Make It Right, the organization founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough to build 150 Cradle to Cradle inspired LEED Platinum homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, the neighborhood hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.You can build the C-6 for $179,000! And can be fully constructed in less than two months and installed on-site in one day.
The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Living Home includes:
Cork floors, wood ceiling, and wood siding.
Multiple sliding glass doors accessing the backyard and courtyard.
Multiple finish options in the bath/kitchen.
Floor-to-ceiling glass, clerestory windows, light tubes, and transom windows.
Ample storage, particularly in the kitchen.
Full feature lighting control system, accessible from an iPhone.
The C6 is the first Energy Star certified production home with a LEED Platinum level environmental program and Cradle to Cradle inspired products. It is also the first Living Home to achieve Zero Energy, Zero Water, Zero Emissions, Zero Carbon, and Zero Waste.
Zero Energy: Energy efficient lighting and appliances, smart heating/AC control system to reduce power usage, photovoltaics for more than 100% of power needs. (Send me those power bills!)
Zero Carbon/Waste: Recycled materials & Cradle to Cradle inspired materials. Carbon off-set included in purchase price to counter energy used to create the home.
Zero Water: Low flow water fixtures. Grey water ready system.
Zero Emissions: No VOC paint. Formaldehyde-free millwork.