Gallery: Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

An interior shot of the homes showing how much light the large windows let inside.
An interior shot of the homes showing how much light the large windows let inside.

The line consists of three new models, the Ridge0™, the Vista0™ and the Contours0™, which range in size between 422sf and 2643sf. The Contours0™ and the Vista0™ have interior and exterior rooms designed to maximize natural ventilation and daylight through large windows, glass doors and skylights. The Ridge0™ uses the Passivhaus principles of good insulation, southern orientation with shading, efficient windows and frames, an air-tight building envelope, energy star appliances and lighting, and passive preheating of fresh air to minimize demand for heating and cooling. The homes also incorporate solar power systems, rain catchment systems and gray water systems.

The Zero Series also incorporates 5 eco principles and green materials and systems and are designed to be LEED certified. And if you prefer, they can even be customized to obtain other green home certifications like Build it Green, NAHB Green Building Standard, or your local green rating program. The new prefab homes are available exclusively through Studio 101 Designs and built by Blazer Industries. Prices begin at $66,500.

+ Michelle Kaufmann Zero Series


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  1. asmallerhome October 17, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Sadly these are very disappointing compared to Michelle’s earlier prefab designs.

  2. David Smith March 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    We’ve been a fans of Michelle for years and we think she is an innovative and highly creative architect. We would love to live in a lot of her designs, especially the zero designs. We want to sell the house we are in and use the proceeds to buy one of Michelle’s homes on a vacant piece of land but the market has to recover and become more stable to realistically make that happen in a practical way.

  3. ZAFERA August 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Michelle Kaufmann was the first green architect I had ever heard of. I’m glad to see she is back on the scene.

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