Forget fancy design - when it comes down to creating a home, all you need is four walls, a roof, a cozy and bright interior, and a way to minimize your impact. That's the theory behind Sunia Homes, a company based out of Echo Park in Los Angeles. They've come up with a line of modern, sustainable and affordable homes that promise to meet all your needs. Each house comes standard with solar PVs, a greywater system, rainwater harvesting, a wood pellet stove, and a garden.
Sunia Homes is a designer and builder of simple, modern homes in Southern California. They’ve created a live of homes ranging from 3 bedrooms all the way up to 5 bedrooms, with or without garages. Sunia will also help their clients select a site, come up with the best design possible, deal with permitting and approval, and then build the house. After land is secured, they estimate building to take about 4 months, which is pretty quick considering this isn’t a prefab home. They’re also promising to build the homes for $150 per sq ft – quite inexpensive really, especially for SoCal.
The two-story homes feature a simple, yet modern layout and minimal finishes. No fancy woodwork, no built in closets – just clean lines and lots of wall space for art. Each home also comes complete with a solar PV system, a greywater system, rainwater harvesting, and a wood pellet stove (which you can cook pizzas on!). They’ll even start a 200 sf garden for you and plant your favorite fruit trees, veggies and herbs.
For those interested in learning more, you can visit the company’s model home in SilverLake/Echo Park area of Los Angeles.
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