Gallery: One Cool Habitat Offers a Customizable Prefab ‘Your Way’


One Cool Habitat, a prefab maker out of New Zealand, has a different take on prefabs than most other manufacturers do. Typically with prefab homes, you get the design they're selling and changes could cost you a pretty penny. One Cool Habitat believes that if you're buying space, you should be able to make it however you want. They offer a shipping container mini prefab with the adage that it's 'Your Space - Your Way.' They provide the shell, and you furnish it however you like.

One Cool Habitat is built out of a 20′ shipping container, using the chasis of the container as a basis for the space. They cut out space for windows and doors, efficiently reusing the cut parts or sending them off to shipping container rebuilders. Windows are bonded to the frame of the structure similar to how a car windshield is attached — this provides extra support for the frame. Rather than traditional insulation and wall facing, a composite panel is used that provides efficient insulation, strength, and a wall. This composite is also fire-retardant, vermin proof and fully recyclable.


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1 Comment

  1. flalargo January 11, 2015 at 11:34 am

    can you build in sections?

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