Often overshadowed in the prefab debate by their sexier cousin, the modular home, manufactured homes are not usually synonymous with sustainability or style. Until now, that is. Introducing HOM (pronounced ‘home’ and written with a fancy phonetic symbol), a new line of green manufactured homes, furniture, lighting and accessories for the consumer who cares about living lightly on the land, in style, and with a close connection to nature. Designed by KAA Design Group, a Los Angeles-based architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and branding company, HOM is sold as a lifestyle, not just a house, and proves beyond a doubt that this is not your average double wide.
Simple, purposeful, ecological and crafted, HOM houses are meant as secondary residences; a HOM away from home to which busy urbanites can escape in style. HOMs offer urban amenities and contemporary design blended with rustic touches and sustainable materials. They range in size from 1,000 sf to 3,600 sf and cost approximately $200 per sf. Taking its cues from the 85-year old mobile home industry, HOM will rely on a wide national dealer-distribution net work to deliver its products locally, rather than shipping them cross-country.
Delivered to your site by biodiesel fuel-powered trucks, the axle and wheels remain in place under each HOM allowing your warm, modern pied-a-terre to be moved in the future. Once it arrives, you can fill your HOM with sustainable seating, dining tables, beds, lighting, textiles and accessories. Items range in price from $200 to $3,000 and are crafted to last.
Our top picks are the Alkira chair constructed from woven leather ropes or belts from old sewing machines and the LED Thuma table lamp that can last about 24 hours on one 8-hour charge. With this modern take on the mobile home, you can literally escape in style to the desert for a few years, then move HOM Sweet Home to the sea when the whim takes you.