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PREFAB FRIDAY: Rooftop Prefabs
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On September 15, 2006 @ 6:48 am In Architecture,Design,New York City,Prefab Housing,Urban design | 12 Comments
We have to admit that what first got us into the idea of prefab living  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…
The $136,000 Loftcube , 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  on your roof. Apparently one of the Curbed sleuths 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?
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/09/15/prefab-friday-rooftop-prefabs/
 prefab living: http://inhabitat.com/blog/category/top-10-prefabs/
 $136,000 Loftcube: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/05/04/rooftop-houses/
 Icosa Village Pod: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/01/23/icosa-village-pods/
 Curbed sleuths : http://www.curbed.com/archives/2006/08/03/penthouse_living_aint_what_it_used_to_be.php
 + Loftcube: http://www.loftcube.net/main.html
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