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PREFAB FRIDAY: Rooftop Prefabs

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On September 15, 2006 @ 6:48 am In New York City,Prefab Housing,Urban design | 12 Comments

Loftcube, Werner Aisslinger, Rooftop Prefabs [1]

We have to admit that what first got us into the idea of prefab living [2] was the prospect of never being able to afford to buy a house in New York City. We figured the only way our dreams of NYC home ownership would ever be realized would be if we could lease a high-rise rooftop and then stick a little prefab on top. We could have an affordable penthouse apartment with a view for under $200,000! Well, apparently we were not the only ones to have hit upon this idea…



Curbed, Icosa Village Pod, Burning Man, Williamsburg, Rooftop Prefab

The $136,000 Loftcube [3], which we’ve featured before on Inhabitat, is a cheap and cheerful little prefab house designed specifically for roofs. But if you want to go even cheaper, you can always do as these people did, and go the Burning-Man route, and plop a $2000 Icosa Village Pod [4] on your roof. Apparently one of the Curbed sleuths [5]just spotted this little space pod going up on a roof in Williamsburg (across the street from the SEA). We don’t know much more about it than that, but you gotta love the photo. The Pod looks a bit unstable – like it’s had a bit too much to drink. Anyone know any details about this mystery rooftop dwelling?

> Curbed link [5]
+ Icosa Village Pods [4]
+ Loftcube [6]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/09/15/prefab-friday-rooftop-prefabs/

[2] prefab living: http://inhabitat.com/blog/category/top-10-prefabs/

[3] $136,000 Loftcube: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/05/04/rooftop-houses/

[4] Icosa Village Pod: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/01/23/icosa-village-pods/

[5] Curbed sleuths : http://www.curbed.com/archives/2006/08/03/penthouse_living_aint_what_it_used_to_be.php

[6] + Loftcube: http://www.loftcube.net/main.html

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