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Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On October 15, 2010 @ 12:15 pm In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment
Blu Homes has a wide range of prefab options and one of their most versatile options is their Origin series based on a simple rectangular prefab structure with multiple sizes and interior floor plan configurations. The prefab manufacturer recently put the finishing touches on three Origin units combined to make a backyard home addition and artist studio for the founder of the company. The three energy efficient units are fit together in a unique way, oriented to the south to take advantage of the sun and topped off with a spiral staircase and rooftop deck.
The Origin series comes in three different sizes – 24 feet, 36 feet and 48 feet long, and has a number of different options for floorplans, including two bedroom homes, mother in-law apartments, media rooms, artist studios, and more. Units can be utilized in a modular  fashion and can be combined to create a larger space connected by decks and pergolas. You could create a whole prefab compound of these Origin buildings to suit your style or your needs as each one can be built with your choice of flat, shed or gable roof .
Bill Haney, the founder of Blu Homes, built this three unit addition in Wayland, Massachusetts to provide his family with more space and let him and his wife work from home. The cluster is composed of an art studio, photo studio, and media room with galvalume siding and sliding cedar sun shades  on the exterior and radiant floor heating and bamboo flooring on the inside. A month was all it took to build the home in the factory and on site construction only took a few days. The Origin studio starts at $82,000 and the Origin home starts at $109,000.
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 gable roof: http://inhabitat.com/2009/10/16/illinois-gable-house-is-solar-decathlon-runner-up/
 sun shades: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/28/striking-australian-home-is-shaped-by-the-suns-path/
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