LivingHomes is continuing to update its popular C6 prefab model and now has made it even more efficient and sustainable. The C6.1 model is now Energy Star® certified and can achieve a LEED Platinum level certification. The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house has been upgraded with more environmentally friendly materials in line with Cradle to Cradle philosophies, can be easily made net zero with the addition of a rooftop photovoltaic system, and is grey water system ready.
LivingHomes debuted the new and improved C6 model at Dwell on Design back in June. “Based on sales and interest, the C6 has been our most successful LivingHome to date,” said Steve Glenn, founder and CEO of LivingHomes. “The new C6 we’re debuting includes some important improvements over the original C6, including larger bedrooms, spectacular new windows from Western Window Systems that completely open up the main room, and a new exterior design featuring reclaimed wood. And although it’s a bit bigger in size, the price remains the same.” The U-shaped home features a master suite, an open living/kitchen/dining area and then two rooms and a bathroom off the other wing. The C6 was designed in partnership with Make It Right and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the homes will support the non-profit organization started by Brad Pitt.
The C6 is a 1,288 square feet home that can be customized with interior features through LivingHomes online configuration program. The home comes standard with fiber cement cladding, but can be upgraded with reclaimed wood. Windows are provided by Western Window Systems and includes a sliding panel that opens up the living space to the outdoors. Energy efficient lighting and low flow water fixtures are complimented by a Nest Learning Thermostat.
The home also features recycled and Cradle To Cradle certified products and includes a carbon offset in the purchase of the home to counter the energy used in construction of the home. The C6 home comes ready for grey water recycling and a rooftop photovoltaic system, both of which are installed by local contractors. Starting at a reasonable price of $179,000, the C6 is Energy Star certified and can easily achieve LEED Platinum certification as well.