Gallery: Modern Connect:Homes are the Latest in Affordable, Green Prefa...

 
The goal was to develop a home that could be shipped anywhere with normal truck transport without breaking the bank, and based on the renderings, we think they might be on to something.

Levy and Stott spent 6 years working in prefab design and building with Marmol Radziner, and realized that there were a lot of problems in the industry. So they set out to fix those problems by starting their own company with a strategy that more efficiently builds homes in the factory setting and bringing down the cost of shipping with smaller modules. Connect:Homes is an LA-based prefab company based on a patent pending modular system that cuts delivery costs by close to 90%. The goal was to develop a home that could be shipped anywhere with normal truck transport without breaking the bank, and based on the renderings, we think they might be on to something.

Connect:Homes offers up a range of 1-4 bedroom homes with a decidedly modern style. Customize the exterior and interior with a metal, steel, wood and different finishes. Every home is designed to meet LEED Platinum status as well as CalGreen Tier 2 standards and owners can opt to make the home net zero as well. Energy efficient appliances and systems, a tight high performing envelope, water efficient fixtures, recycled and renewable materials all round out the sustainability strategy.

Although the firm hasn’t completed a house yet, you can see a prototype house this summer. Connect:Homes will display a 640 sq ft, 1 bedroom Connect:2 pop-up house at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles from June 22-24, 2012.

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  1. Terry Clark April 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Fantastic design. I live in the Pacific North West. What do transport fees (per mile) run.
    Best regards,
    Terry Clark
    512 NE 81st Street, Suite F, 144
    Vancouver, WA 98665

  2. Ivette2013 October 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    MY NEXT HOME.

  3. timberhouse May 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Bring your prefab, designer and ideas to the Timber House Eco-Cottage Resort. The Resort is a country inn surrounded by eco-cottages with four-star hotel amenities and services.
    The resort concept is a cottage-hotel hybrid emphasizing modern architecture and sustainability principles. Cottage owners work with the architect of their choice to create their eco-cottage. The resort is being created by re-purposing and adapting an existing Country Inn and an adjacent trailer park. It is being developed through a creative collaboration and business partnership with the existing trailer owners. The process bends traditional land-use genres of trailer parks, hotels and cottaging to make them exciting to creative people who are passionate about design and concerned about environmental choices. See http://timberhouse.net/ecocottage/new-resort/

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