Modular, Prefab, and Compact Green Homes and Structures

| 7/31/2012 10:56:00 AM

Tags: green homes, green prefab, prefab, modular, modular homes, manufactured homes, kit homes, house plans, panelized, affordable homes, small homes, tiny homes, green buildings, DIY homes, Miriam Landman,

Below is a listing of companies that offer green dwellings in the form of modular, prefab/manufactured, compact and/or mobile structures. These days, there are many such options available that are not only green, but also beautiful, well-made, and often low-cost. Some of these structures are homes or cabins/cottages, while others can be used as an addition, a backyard studio, office, in-law unit/guest house, or some other type of “accessory dwelling unit” or out-building.

They come in a wide range of sizes, from teeny-tiny one-room spaces (e.g., 100 sq. ft.) and small units (see the Tiny/Compact Structures section below) to conventionally sized homes. They are also available in a wide variety of styles; some have traditional designs, while others have a very modern look. Some are available as plans and/or DIY kits, and others have designated builders. Many can be modified or customized.

Tiny Homes

7/30/2014 12:59:42 AM

Hi, another provider of small sustainable modular homes is Amish Cabin Company based in Kentucky, Built in an off-grid Amish shop.

Miriam Landman
10/2/2012 10:58:32 PM

Another one I should add: The Leaf House, a small, portable home made in the Yukon and designed for cold climates:

8/3/2012 4:13:50 PM

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