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Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 18, 2011 @ 1:14 pm In Architecture,Environment,Prefab Housing,Zero energy | 2 Comments
Designed specifically with the nature lover in mind, the Faberhaus Pavilion is an off-grid, prefab cabin that can arrive to your site almost 100% complete. Powered by roof-mounted solar panels and propane, the tiny, 376 square foot cabin can (amazingly enough) sleep up to six adults with a loft sleeping area and fold-out furniture. The eco cottage is designed and built by Canadian prefab home building Faberca and can be yours for $89,000.
This compact little dwelling unit comes complete with everything you might need, including a full kitchen, dining area, bathroom, living and a loft bedroom. Accessed via a ladder, the loft is large enough to sleep two children and two adults. Meanwhile, the kitchen table and bench are designed to fold up for extra space or can be converted  into a bed for an adult and then the couch can sleep an additional two adults.
Passive solar heating and cooling and natural ventilation minimize the mini home’s energy usage. Solar panels  on the roof provide off-grid power  for the LED lighting and propane powers the stove, refrigerator and radiant floor heating. Built in Faberca’s factory in Quebec, the prefab home is delivered to the site 95% complete with polished concrete floors on the lower level, laminated wood floors on the upper, furniture, walnut cupboards, concrete counters/sinks, appliances and large windows.
Installation of the home can happen on almost any site and has only a small impact on the land due to minimal requirements for a foundation or footing. Starting at $89,000 a pop these little prefab homes include everything you need to live off the land without a grid connection. You can check out the Faberhaus Pavilion live during the The City & Suburb Home Show  in Montreal from February 24-27th.
Via Jetson Green 
Images ©Eric Massicotte
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URLs in this post:
 converted: http://inhabitat.com/casakids-furniture-for-inhabitots/
 Solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/category/solar-power
 off-grid power: http://inhabitat.com/elevated-prefab-home-on-cusabo-island-is-perched-to-withstand-fire-and-hurricane/
 The City & Suburb Home Show: http://www.salonhabitat.ca/en/
 + Faberhaus Pavilion: http://www.faberhaus.com/en/projects/22/new-concept-pavillon-faberhaus
 Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/02/modern-home-faberhaus-pavillon-montreal.html
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