Pre-fab retreats can be plucked down anywhere. Even in your own backyard. Cabin Fever, is a great article written by Lisa Selin Davis in the latest ReadyMade Magazine.
Lisa states the following in the article:
We don’t have to tell you that bigger isn’t always better. But a few extra square feet, in the form of a separate structure that lets you get away from it all? Where do we sign? Today, modular, kit, and prefab units are gaining traction-and being constructed in locales all around the world. And the best news of all. They’re actually affordable.
Whether you prefer the industrial muscle of a shipping container or the sleek lines of a cabana to use as an instant studio, office, or escape-from-the-family hermitage, there are now several options on the market (some under $10,000 for 100 square feet). The kicker is the red tape. Some communities insist on minimum sizes for dwellings, or require permits if you add anything more than 100 square feet or with electricity to your property. To skirt the problem, many manufacturers are putting their properties on wheels or including self-contained energy systems-so you can stay off the grid and out of the local housing commission’s hair. We talked to a few designers of mini modulars, and their inhabitants, to get the scoop on small additions.
Lisa than writes several short stories with pictures of tiny prefabs that range in price from $119,000 down to about $1,700 do it yourself projects. Below are a few sample pictures of what you can expect in her article.
The Tiny House Blog has a few of these pre-fabs on the list to cover in more detail in future posts so stay tuned.
In the meantime go read this great article at ReadyMade Magazine.
Do it Yourself around $1,700