In the future, will all houses come ready to assemble?
Prefabricated housing couldn’t be more eco-fashionable, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether temporary or permanent, a flat-pack house can go pretty much anywhere (as long as you have water & electricity supplies – and permission!). And it’s increasingly affordable: the cheapest option on the market is a mere $12,000. Music to the ears of the adventurous first-time buyer.
But we’re talking about an often radically different style of home. So we ask – would you feel comfortable in any of these five houses?
Again with the shipping containers – this time it’s the turn of Port-a-Bach (above), from Atelier Workshop Products.
Coming in a variety of sizes – and somehow packing in two floors – is the Eco Pod (above), from Eco Hab UK.
More your thing? The Method Cabin (above) – spotted via Haute*Nature. Much more conventional-looking, this home is factory-built before taking about 3 months to be assembled onsite.
Or how about any of the 7 eco-houses we recently featured?