Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: Beautiful Flatpak House in Aspen


We’ve been fans of Flatpak home designs for quite some time, but are continually impressed when we find more of these unique, customizable prefabs in full form. This home in Aspen, Colorado, is our latest Flatpak discovery courtesy of Jetson Green’s Flickr habit. We’re captivated by the setting of course, but also decidedly enamored with the owner’s choice to combine the Flatpak custom components into this amazing abode in the Rocky Mountains.

We don’t have all the details on this Flatpak, but from the looks of the owner’s Flickr photos it appears that they’ve optimized the capacities of personalized prefab. If you aren’t familiar with the Flatpak system, it’s basically a beautiful way for homeowners to piece together prefab elements into a design that suits them. Owners can pick and choose exterior wall and window components, exterior finishes and interior materials. When these are all chosen, a design team puts the choices into plans and gets construction rolling.

We would love to get more of the juicy details on the Aspen Flatpak, and if we do we’ll definitely keep you posted. In the meantime this prefab just might go to the top of the list as one of the most memorable prefabricated dwellings we’ve covered.

+ FlatPak House
+ Flatpak Photo Stream on Flickr
+ The Goodwin-Wise Flatpak @ Inhabitat
+ Charles Lazor Flatpak House @ Inhabitat

Via Jetson Green


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  1. Eve C. Painter June 18, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Hello there,

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    Thank you much…


    Eve C. Painter

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  3. earthsmile June 21, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I’ve always been puzzled by the ‘Flatpak’ concept. It seems best suited for ‘SELF-FAB’ rather than ‘Pre-Fab’. I really can’t wait for ‘Pre-Fab’ to be over soon… so that ‘Self-Fab’ can really get started. Between Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Usonian Homes’ building technologies, SIP’s, and new framing developments(extrusions)… it will soon be possible to buy most home compoents ‘off the shelf’. ‘Home Depot’… indeed.

  4. climber97 June 20, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I’m always very intrigued by these flatpack and modular ideas, but most of them seem ridiculously expensive. 200 to 300 bucks a square foot? I can do a lot better than that with a normal wood-framed house, especially if I do a lot of the work myself. I thought the whole point of all this modular stuff was to make the process of home building more efficient – shouldn’t that make it cheaper too?

    The same goes for green roofs and underground homes – the cost to build them is outrageous. I want a green home as much as the next guy, but I’m not going to spend 500 grand on a home to get there.

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