Rocio Romero is perhaps best known for her LV Home, but her Fish Camp house has been our pet favorite since we first saw it. She talked about Fish Camp at Dwell on Design last month, and in this month’s issue (which is all prefab all the time), there’s a beautiful piece about all of Romero’s true-to-the-tradition prefab series.
The Fish Camp was conceived as a getaway abode. At just 312-ft-sq, it’s perfect as an office, studio, guest house or backcountry cabin. It achieves a rather rare and totally clean fusion of modern and rustic. Best of all, the place can be assembled DIY-style (after foundation has been secured) by two people in one weekend with a set of basic tools. She showed slides of the process during her talk at Dwell on Design and it was almost unbelievable how easy it looked.
Romero is big on affordability, and wanted to outdo even her own LV series by creating something truly within range. Fish Camp comes in around $20,000, which amounts to $64/sq. foot; quite reasonable for this market. While many prefab designers claim to honor the original intention behind the style, Rocio Romero truly stays mission central. Her homes are accessible and utilitarian, but still warm, inviting and thoughtfully designed.
$20,000 from Rocio Romero
+ Dwell November 2006: Prefab Now