There’s a new kid on the prefab home block — Connect:Homes, a Los Angeles-based prefab innovator, soon to be launching their new line of prefab, “ship anywhere” modular homes. The company is marketing these homes as affordable, exportable, and sustainably built. The home designs, though not based on shipping containers, do ship like shipping containers — making them available worldwide.
The new prefab designs are “affordable” because Connect:Homes has a patent-pending technology that allows them to build modules to within 90% of completion at the factory, surpassing industry standards that are typically closer to 50%. Providing an almost-complete home reduces finish time and construction costs considerably.
The company emphasizes the fact that their distribution is not limited by the geographic location of their factory. Modules are designed to ship like shipping containers via truck, rail, or ship.
All Connect:Homes one and two story home designs are certified LEED for Homes Silver out of the factory. And once installed, they come with systems and finishes that could potentially help them reach Gold or Platinum. They feature a plethora of eco-friendly, sustainable design components, efficiencies and customizing options.
The company will be unveiling its Connect:2 prototype pop-up house at the Dwell on Design show at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 22- 24, 2012.
Prices for the homes will start at around $110,000.