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The L41 Prefab Home Packs a Whole Lot into a Tiny Space

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On July 16, 2010 @ 9:42 am In Architecture,Green Building,Green Roof,Prefab Housing | 3 Comments

The goal of the designers of the home is that it will eventually be able to be mass-produced much like a car and become very affordable with economies of scale. At 220 sq ft, the studio packs in built-in storage, living/bedroom space, a kitchen and a bathroom. Other models include a slightly larger 290 sq. ft. 1-bedroom unit and a 360 sq. ft. 2-bedroom unit. These homes could even be included in a much larger, prefabricated [1] multi-unit development.

As for the green features, the L41 is constructed of cross-laminated timber, which is an engineered product made from beetle-killed pine trees [2] in the north-west US. Beetle-killed lumber is structurally sound, but if left to the devices of nature, will rot in the woods. When used for engineered lumber, it is put to good use. Each home includes triple-glazed windows, energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, solar heating, heat recovery, and even a pretty little green roof [3].

+ L41 Homes [4]

Via Jetson Green [5]

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[1] prefabricated: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/prefab-housing/

[2] beetle-killed pine trees: http://www.coloradoforestproducts.org/bluewood.htm

[3] green roof: http://inhabitat.com../green-roof/

[4] + L41 Homes: http://l41home.com/L41home.com/Home.html

[5] Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/06/l41-house-modern-green-compact.html

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