LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!
Santa Monica-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED platinum. The company had recently introduced the C6, a three bedroom home, but rolled out this smaller version for homeowners who wanted a smaller and more energy efficient option. The two bedroom, two bathroom home is a fit for smaller infill lots common in cities or for eco-conscious homeowners who want to save costs on the house’s construction and installation. The 1100 square feet modular home retails for $159,500, or about $145 a square foot. Depending on location, the installation of a C6.2 on a flat site will add approximately $30,000 to $40,000 for transportation, foundation work and final installation, keeping the total costs under $200,000. LivingHomes and Cavco, the C6.2’s builder, can be assembled in the factory in less than two months and only takes one day to install once the house’s foundation is ready. Modular homes are a great way to build with reduced impact, and it would be great to see what was the trend a century ago return. Learn more about the home, which I featured on Inhabitat.