What first began as an art project at Burning Man 2006 (the Sugar Cube) is now becoming another option for an efficient tiny house. AVAVA Systems, a San Francisco company, engineers buildings for the future that are simple yet beautiful.
The AVAVA prefab Britespace house was built in a factory in California with essentially no waste. The design uses a joist lock system that is made to be affordable and low impact while still being easy to customize. The construction time of the Britespace was also cut in half by more than 50 percent because it does not have a large concrete foundation.
The house is made from locally sourced materials and can be assembled in about four to six weeks. Three models are currently available: the AVAVA 264 is 22×12 feet, the AVAVA 352 is 22×16 feet, and the AVAVA 480 is 24×20 feet. All can have optional decks.
The sustainable design includes a 1.6kw-3.2kw solar system, a mini split heat pump and AC unit, a Stiebel Eltron water heater and super insulated wall systems. Options include a Gull Industries solar water heater and a Trojan Battery Pack or Tesla Powerwall.
The cost of the AVAVA will depend on the model and options you choose. Delivery of the system is free within the Bay Area, but AVAVA will ship anywhere in the Western U.S. at cost.
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