Saturday, March 1, 2008

Quik House.

I've been a big supporter of prefab housing for a while now. Though I still think keeping existing structures is more important than building new, its important to me to exist in a space I feel good in. Something functional. Something efficient.

I don't want to own some huge 3,000 square-foot home where not only do I have to buy lots of things to fill it up, but I have to clean it and pay to keep it heated. I'd love to buy one of Adam Kalkin's shipping container homes. The containers come in from China stuffed with consumer goods and then hit the scrap heap, and he uses them because not only is it reusing something but they offer interesting design possibilities. The Quik House kit can be purchased for $119,000 and that includes six containers and all required glass, plumbing, wiring and walls. He estimates that it takes $65,000 of additional work to turn it into a three-bedroom, 2,000 square-foot home...which still seems huge.

I'm never going to say never, but I just don't think I can live in a traditional home! These are so cool!

Here's a link with tons of cool modular homes if you're interested.


hales02 said...

fran, this is so cool! love this! thanks for opening my eyes to prefab homes...they are FAB!

nursmadeline said...

My aunt works for Weehouse here in St.Paul - very cool prefab homes - check out their website at if you haven't yet!