A few weeks back, Ideabox unveiled its first prefab home for the US market. Designed in collaboration with IKEA Portland, the house even has an IKEA name: aktiv.
A 12 x 12 foot bedroom is a pretty good sized bedroom, no? Now imagine if that room's dimensions were the dimensions of an entire house. Well, that's the size of James Stuart's Twelve3 prefab home.
FabCab is short for Fabulous Cabin and it lives up to its name. The timber frame kit home debuted at the 2010 Seattle Home Show to onlookers' delight. The kit is shipped to the homeowner and then erected by a licensed contractor. Is it DIYable? Since the kit comes in pre-cut parts, possibly, if you have experience with construction of that sort.
Cabins should be small. And they could look like cabins...inside and out. Otherwise they really aren't 'cabins' are they? So now that I've gotten that decree out of the way, check out this little gem from Montana Mobile Cabins. It's a tidy little 14' x 20' and
From Stillwater Dwellings in Bend, Oregon, this 2,950 s.f. prefab should sway any prefab-nay-sayers. Take a look inside:
If the Carre D'etoiles had cheeks I'd pinch 'em! The little French prefab cubes are what we here in MN would call cabins, but they're unlike any cabin I've ever seen. They're about 10' x 10' square of pure luxury.
They have everything you need to get away from it all, including a corner kitchen, a bathroom, bed and parquet floors, as well as a flat panel tv. They're also mp3, telephone and internet ready. The icing on these little cakes, for me, are their sky observation kits, which include an astronomical telescope, a stellar chart and 'pedagogical games on astronomy'.
"Echoing the structures of Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Domes, Danish Architect Kári Thomsen and Engineer Ole Vanggaard have created Easy Domes, a series of quick assembly, low-energy homes! Following the success of the first Easy Dome home built in 1992 for the Greenland Society on The Faroe Islands, a number of dome-shaped cottages were erected as tourist getaways. Since then, the buildings have been put into production...