Mod Boxes can come furnished if desired and include a Fagor refrigerator, a toilet, shower, and sinks by Duravit, an induction cooktop, a Tempur-Pedic sofabed, a flat screen TV, and walnut cabinets. Appliances and fixtures were chosen not only for their modern look but for their energy efficient design, and all construction materials are either recycled or recyclable and contain no VOCs. Saccento told JetsonGreen that the boxes generally cost the same as “stick and stucco” construction but the real value is in quick and easy assembly.
Saccento is currently working on an installation of three Mod Boxes in Phoenix, which will be furnished rental units. The prefab cubes are expected to be assembled and ready by the end of September and then rented out for less than $1,000 each. Saccento is also interested in building a boutique hotel with a four-star restaurant and lobby, which he says he could build in less than six months. They may be futuristic looking, but the concept seems like it will be realized very quickly.