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If you are an architect, designer or developer please use our project submission form to advise us of your prefab projects that should be listed here.

These modernist prefab dwellings currently available for purchase. Projects in development can be found in the fabzone.

Fablist Prefab projects must meet these four criteria to qualify for the fablist: 1. The dwelling design is "modernist" in form 2. The structure is a single family dwelling. 3. A prototype has been constructed. 4. A "product" is being actively marketed for sale. If an existing built structure could potentially be marketed as a prefab dwelling it will appear in the fabzone until it meets the fourth requirement above. Projects can range in scale and purpose from basic retreats to urban residences. The projects presented below are in alphabetical order (by Project name).

bachkit
Link
Project ID
Project Name
Architect/Designer
Vendor/Supplier
Vendor
Location
011
bachkit

André Hodgskin Architects
(no longer associated with product commercialization)

Replica Homes
Auckland,
New Zealand
- This product is currently only available in New Zealand.
- Approx 10 units have been constructed or are in progress in NZ.
- Market launches for Australia and the UK are in the planning stage.
- No firm plans exist for other international market launches yet.
- The vendor is currently unable to respond to individual expressions of interest from outside of New Zealand.
- Potential partners with a genuine interest and resources to commercialize this product in other countries may contact the vendor.
 

Glidehouse
Link
Project ID
Project Name
Architect/Designer
Vendor/Supplier
Vendor
Location
031
Glidehouse

mkarchitecture/
Michelle Kaufmann

mkarchitecture/
LiveModern
San Francisco
CA,
USA

- Glidehouse migrated from the fabzone to the fablist on February 11th.

- Glidehouse will debut at the Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend
in Menlo Park, CA on May 15th and 16th, 2004.
- Several floor plans available (1BR, 672sf to 4BR, 2016sf), many interior and exterior options.
- Priced at approximately $110 to $120/sf (USD).
- Price is inclusive of most costs, including stem wall foundation
- Price does not include decks, pools or garage, which can be ordered as options.
- Modular construction in an enclosed factory, trucked to your site within 4 to 6 months.
- Built by Royal Homes for customers in Michigan and Ontario (Canada).
- Manufacturers in other States to be announced soon.


LV Home
Link
Project ID
Project Name
Architect/Designer
Vendor/Supplier
Vendor
Location

013
LV Home
Rocio Romero
Rocio Romero/
LiveModern
St. Louis,
MO, USA

- Kit is now available for purchase.
- Kit costs USD$29,195 plus shipping.
- Cost of complete dwelling after adding local labor and materials
estimated at $75,000 to $125,000 (plus 10-20% general contractor fees if applicable).
- Manufacturing facility and Show Home are in Perryville, MO.
- Picture shown is of the LV Show Home constructed in Missouri.
- See links above for Open House dates for inspection.


m-house
Link
Project ID
Project Name
Architect/Designer
Vendor/Supplier
Vendor
Location
024
m-house
Tim Pyne
m-house
London,
UK
- Product currently available in the UK.
- Designed to meet UK definition of caravan or trailer, thus often negating the need for planning permission.
- 2 bedroom fully fitted-out 1000sqft (approx) double-wide m-house as shown on web-site costs £148k = approx USD$270k as of mid-January - note this is a currency conversion and does not allow for differences in labor/material costs between markets. A shell costs £115k = USD$210k (same caveat as above).
The US dollar continues to plummet against Sterling - adversely impacting these prices.
Info credit: Thanks to Justin (modernlover)

Royal Q Series
Link
Project ID
Project Name
Architect/Designer
Vendor/Supplier
Vendor
Location
123
Royal Q
Series
Kohn Shnier Architects
Royal Homes
Wingham,
Ontario,
Canada

- Added Feb 4th, 2004

- Product is currently available in Ontario, Canada and Michigan USA..
- Four different models available from 646 sq.ft to 848 sq.ft
- 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans
- Positioned as a retreat/weekender/vacation home
- Initial pricing starts at US$102,000

- Vendor is Royal Homes, a major Canadian homebuilder of
custom pre-engineered homes with a 33 year operating history.


smallhouse
Link
Project ID
Project Name
Architect/Designer
Vendor/Supplier
Vendor
Location
038
smallhouse/
Option by weberhaus
Bauart Architekten
WeberHaus
Bern,
Switzerland
- Marketed by the vendor WeberHaus.
- Modular wood kit is prefabbed offsite.
-
Basic panel assembly on existing footings can be completed in a day.
- Current market defined as: Germany, Swizerland, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Russia
- Kit costs 87,000Euros (approx USD$110k as of mid-January) ready for occupancy (including some kitchen and sanitation fixtures).

smartshax
Link
Project ID
Project Name
Architect/Designer
Vendor/Supplier
Vendor
Location
012
smartshax
Ken Latona
Upton Building Pty Ltd trading as
Smart Shax
Palm Beach,
NSW,
Australia 
- Complete kit installed and ready for occupancy is AUD$110k+GST = approx AUD$121k = approx USD$95k (assumes on-grid site and no allowance for excavation or clearing).
- Currently only available in Australia.

weeHouses
Link
Project ID
Project Name
Architect/Designer
Vendor/Supplier
Vendor
Location
151
weeHouses
Alchemy Architects
Alchemy Architects
St. Paul,
MN

USA
- Complete factory-built dwellings that arrive on trucks ready to live in.
- Available as studios, one- and two-bedroom, kitchen/living, sleeping, and stair models.
- Can be customized or combined to fit any need: House, Cabin, Office, Addition, Rooftops etc.
- On-site work includes the foundation, utility hookups (sewer, water or electrical supply), and simple fitting of the modules.
- Pricing example: a complete 728 sq. ft, 2-bedroom weeTwo is projected to cost approx $65,000.
- More detailed pricing and product information is expected Q1 2004

 

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