The Tiny and Cute L41 Prefab Home Packs
The L41 prefab home is design by architect Michael Katz and artist Janet Corne. It was designed for an unsteady economic condition like these times. This prefab home is only 220sq which is ultra-compact, built with green materials and energy efficient.
They designed this prefab home to be constructed on piers or a four-point foundation, the home could easily be located on any site with minimal impact. The designer calculated that the prefab home just $50,000 each.
With 220 sq ft, this home have the studio packs in built-in storage, living/bedroom space, a kitchen and a bathroom. Other models include a slightly larger 290 sq. ft. 1-bedroom unit and a 360 sq. ft. 2-bedroom unit.
To be able to mass produced this home is the goal of their designer. These homes could even be included in a much larger, prefabricated multi-unit development.
With the green features like being constructed by cross-laminated timber, which is an engineered product made from beetle-killed pine trees in the north-west US. Beetle-killed lumber is structurally sound, but if left to the devices of nature, will rot in the woods.
When used for engineered lumber, it is put to good use. Each home includes triple-glazed windows, energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, solar heating, heat recovery, and even a pretty little green roof.