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PREFAB FRIDAY: WeeHouse

Posted By Sarah Rich On June 16, 2006 @ 6:23 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 35 Comments

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Prefab Friday has been a great way to build up the Inhabitat prefab archive [2], giving us a weekly reason to look for new developments in the industry, or add in old favorites. The weeHouse [3] from Alchemy Architects [4] 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.

Like the Loft Cube [5] or the Micro-compact Home [6], the weeHouse [3] is a single module that can be plopped on just about any site, including a rooftop.



weehouse_01bed_bg [7]

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)

Download a brochure with specs and pricing here [8], and read answers to all your burning questions here [9].


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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/06/16/prefab-friday-weehouse/weehouse22/

[2] prefab archive: http://inhabitat.com/blog/category/prefab-housing/

[3] weeHouse: http://www.weehouses.com

[4] Alchemy Architects: http://www.alchemyarch.com

[5] Loft Cube: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/05/04/rooftop-houses/

[6] Micro-compact Home: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/08/22/micro-mini-home/

[7] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/06/16/prefab-friday-weehouse/weehouse_01bed_bg/

[8] here: http://www.weehouses.com/interest/downloads.html

[9] here: http://www.weehouses.com/wee_faq.htm

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