Michelle Kauffman, prefab designer extraordinaire, is at it again. Her newest mkLotus design, a zero-energy prefab home with a long list of green features, will debut at next week’s West Coast Green conference in San Francisco with a full-sized showhouse for visitors to ooh-and-aah at to their hearts’ content. The mkLotus features a green roof, LED lighting, green building materials, and the same indoor/outdoor living integration featured in her Glidehouse and Sunset Breezehouse.

Michelle Kauffman is known for her modern, livable, green, air and light-filled prefab designs, and the mkLotus is no exception. The modular construction allows for customization and flexibility, while sliding doors allow residents to open up their house to the elements. We’d tell you all the green materials and systems, but there are just too many to get into great detail. From interior materials like no-VOC paint and EcoResin to EnergyStar appliances, solar panels, and rainwater/greywater systems, the house is a testament to the efficiency, livability, and viability of a green lifestyle and residence. We can’t wait to see the real thing this fall at West Coast Green!

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  1. Frederick Lukens November 11, 2007 at 8:06 am

    The only one I really like is the breezehouse.I would like to know if I can have another module added onto that pictured Breezehouse,and also,why can’t you build these model houses (breezehouses)on the east coast?Is it possible you can have one built up in Maryland on the eastern shore,or in Maine?

  2. Marnie October 5, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    What kind of kitchen counters did you use?

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