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PREFAB FRIDAY: WeeHouse
Posted By Sarah Rich On June 16, 2006 @ 6:23 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 35 Comments
Prefab Friday has been a great way to build up the Inhabitat prefab archive , giving us a weekly reason to look for new developments in the industry, or add in old favorites. The weeHouse  from Alchemy Architects  definitely fits into the latter category — already widely-known (and one of the few prefabs actually available for purchase!), this mini mansion is a gem among the super-tiny prefab set, and relatively affordable at $125 per sf.
The basic unit is framed with steel and wood, and comes with tongue-and-groove bamboo flooring, and Ikea cabinetry, kitchens and sinks. At present, the only “green” features it boasts are its extremely compact and efficient size, and off-site construction, but the company plans to incorporate more sustainable finishes and materials in the future.
They also have options for “Not-so-weeHouses,” which involve stacking units, attachable porches, and modular stairwell connectors. “The Alchemy office is currently working to develop the weeHouse as a flexible line of prefabricated modules that may be adapted and changed to meet the diverse users’ needs for cabins, houses, offices, on rooftops, or in developments.”
Prices start at $125 per sf (roughly 100K for an 800 sf house)
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/06/16/prefab-friday-weehouse/weehouse22/
 prefab archive: http://inhabitat.com/blog/category/prefab-housing/
 weeHouse: http://www.weehouses.com
 Alchemy Architects: http://www.alchemyarch.com
 Loft Cube: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/05/04/rooftop-houses/
 Micro-compact Home: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/08/22/micro-mini-home/
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/06/16/prefab-friday-weehouse/weehouse_01bed_bg/
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