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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

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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 [1] 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 [2] on the roof provide off-grid power [3] 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 [4] in Montreal from February 24-27th.

+ Faberhaus Pavilion [5]

Via Jetson Green [6]

Images ©Eric Massicotte

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[1] converted: http://inhabitat.com/casakids-furniture-for-inhabitots/

[2] Solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/category/solar-power

[3] off-grid power: http://inhabitat.com/elevated-prefab-home-on-cusabo-island-is-perched-to-withstand-fire-and-hurricane/

[4] The City & Suburb Home Show: http://www.salonhabitat.ca/en/

[5] + Faberhaus Pavilion: http://www.faberhaus.com/en/projects/22/new-concept-pavillon-faberhaus

[6] Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/02/modern-home-faberhaus-pavillon-montreal.html

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