The fabulous Dwell on Design Show in LA last weekend showcased some amazing new products and home designs, like the organic ‘Solar Ivy’, and the Mormal Radziner Skyline Prefab Series. Even more exciting though was the little prefab that could by Reclaimed Space, which sold on Ebay for $75,000, with a portion going to Habitat For Humanity. Reclaimed Space designed and built a 400 square foot prefab cabin, trucked it to LA for the event. The home has a contemporary mix of wood and metal in its exterior, and a beautiful interior decorated by our friends at Ecofabulous, with the help of Jeffers Design Group. We’re in love with the design, space and interior — so we weren’t surprised that it was a smash hit at the show.
Reclaimed Space is an Austin, TX based company started by Tracen Gardner who wanted a portable buildingmade from reclaimed building materials. After building his first successful building, Gardner liked the idea so much he set about designing and building portable, made primarily from reclaimed materials. The homes are designed with energy-efficient details including a single pitch roof, windows and doors strategically placed for natural cross ventilation, efficient insulation made of 85% recycled newspaper and roof compatibility for solar panels.
The module Gardner built for this year’s Dwell on Design is an update to the company’s already tried and true model. The 400 sq. ft. cabin features a full bathroom with a Caroma Profile Smart toilet and integrated sink, (which reuses the sink waste water for flushing), a full kitchen, and a queen Murphy bed. The cabin is clad with 100-year-old oak wood recovered from a barn. There is an outdoor shower, porch area, retractable roof overhangs and Low-e transom windows.
Ecofabulous was responsible for the beautiful interior design — amazingly decorating the tiny space with fabulous and multi-functional finds. Most of the furniture was sourced from Ebay and re-upholstered by Ekla Home with “natural tapped latex, covered in either recycled PET from Valley Forge, Mod Green Pod’s organic cotton or Q Collection’s organic wool fabric.”
In the end the auction for the little home was a great success. The final sell price was to one lucky winner for $75,000 and $10,000 of that will go to Habitat For Humanity in LA. If you missed out on the auction and are loving this prefab, don’t worry, you can have your very own.