Stylish, eco-friendly, prefabricated homes? Yes!

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

When I think of pre-fabricated houses, I usually think of this…

Pre fab house

Meh.

Far from fabulous. But there are a few pre-fab companies out there who are transcending the stereotypes and doing some really gorgeous stuff in the realm of pre-fabrication.

One such company is FabCab, based out of Seattle. They call themselves a “smart-living” company that “designs and sells pre-fabricated environmentally-friendly homes”.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

They build smaller scale structures that can be used as a house, guest house, home office, writer’s or artist studio, caregiver’s residence, in-law apartment, rental unit, or a cabin on a vacation property.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

FabCab designs these beautiful earth-contemporary homes to be both visually attractive and environmentally sustainable.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

There are a variety of models available for different needs and price points. All of the lumber FabCab uses is top quality and healthy – no formaldehyde here!

The company will deliver the complete package right to your building lot and you can either assemble it yourself if you are so inclined, or you can hire a contractor to do the job.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

FacCab homes are window-heavy on one side to allow for passive solar and fantastic views. The interiors feel very natural and open with vaulted ceilings and lots of warm wood.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

FabCab’s approach to sustainability is driven by the simple concept of quality over quantity.

FabCab interior

They also offer external options such as green roofs, solar (hot water or photovoltaic), geothermal systems, and rainwater collection systems.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

The prices of FabCab homes vary depending on the amenities/size, etc. But to give you an idea of their costs: one of their 550 square feet models runs around $178,000 for a fully finished interior and exterior.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

The natural light and clean designs of these homes has me wanting to save my pennies and buy a piece of land. Or maybe just buy the kit and save it for later when I can afford the land.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

In any case, do consider this type of home as an option if you are looking to build.

image from: http://fabcab.com/

image from: http://fabcab.com/

FabCab interior

If you want to learn more about the FabCab company out of Seattle, including some really cool construction photos, see the links below.

(ps. Thanks to SB for telling me about this one!)

Sources:

http://fabcab.com/

http://cabinobsession.com/pre-fab-modern-cabins-with-good-design/

 

 

4 Comments

  • Debbie B says:

    I am seeing the least inexpensive of their six plans at almost 180K. Maybe I’m missing something on the website but if you click on each of the models, they show a floor plan and price per square foot with a total. Nothing in price range there but lots in my “dream list” range. lol

  • Sue says:

    It does seem hight priced until you think about how beautiful the house is. Thanks for this alternative to the so very boring and depressing other prefab mobile homes from the past.

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