Yesterday, modular home maker Blu Homes launched a new line of eco-friendly prefab houses called the Evolution. Their very first two story model, the new home includes all of the amenities and green finishes their other models do as well as Blu’s proprietary foldable prefab technology. Designed for single family homes, townhomes and development communities, the Evolution prefab home is yet another card in Blu Homes’ already well stacked deck.
The Evolution is the first of Blu’s homes to offer two story living in a similar style to their other homes. Built on a long axis with sloping roofs, the homes are designed for solar passive heating and cooling. The home comes standard with three bedrooms, but can be modified depending on your needs with office space, more bedrooms, lofts, larger closets, etc. With the narrow design, the large windows allow for ample light penetration, and the high ceilings should make the home feel larger and airy, but at about 1,600 sq feet, this would certainly be considered a smaller home. Starting at $260,000 ($162/sq ft), the price includes manufacturing, standard finishes, delivery and installation.
Blu Homes, as you might remember, acquired mkDesigns last year, helping to raise its status in the prefab world. The prefab maker also has a really unique manufacturing and delivery process. Their homes are completely factory constructed, then folded down flat, making delivery of the home much easier. When the home arrives on site, their team of builders unfolds the house and snaps it together. All their homes come complete with eco-friendly finishes, energy efficient appliances and systems, low flow fixtures, are solar and rainwater system ready and more. Blu Homes also claims their prefab homes use half the energy that a typical home uses, which is great, although we think they could go even further and make them super energy efficient.