LA-based architecture firm MinArc is customizing prefab homes at prices that remain surprisingly economical. With their new M3 House they will be able to design and deliver an all inclusive package (minus the land and the foundation) that gives their clients a site specific house which also makes the most of the best qualities of factory built prefab: including high quality control of assembly and use of all natural materials. The total cost for the inclusive package will run clients roughly $200-$250 per square foot (including permitting).
What’s more incredible about M3 House is the limited amount of time spent on-site for final assembly. Once the foundation is complete, M3 House can have your 2,500sq foot home ready for furnishing in only 8-10 hours. You just need to allow for one additional day to tie in your electrical and plumbing utilities.
We learned about MinArc at CABOOM this past weekend, when their sustainable Greenfield House (stay tuned for more information) was featured on the Home Tours. It didn’t take us long to discover that their venture into green housing lead them to the development of, M3 House LLC. M3, which stands for Modern, Modular, and MinArc (minimalist-architecture) is MinArc’s direct response in recognition of the growing demand for more affordable housing. M3 House looks to the latest green building materials that will provide a quality product, while utilizing the latest technologies available for green living. Environmental aspects of a M3 House will include options for solar power, rainwater harvesting, onsite generator, biolet off-grid toilets (which are all self contained and efficient), use of naturally renewable materials, energy star appliances, on demand water heater, geothermal heating and cooling, thermal mass flooring with radiant heating, energy efficient lighting, and green roofs.
+ CABOOM 4
+ M3 House (coming soon)
The colored renderings are previous derivations of custom pre-fab designs from M3 House.