The weeHouse Gets Bigger

Minnesota's Alchemy Architects - makers of the modular prefab weeHouse - recently introduced a new addition to their line: the 3 bedroom, 2150 sf not-so-weeHouse. While the original, tiny weeHouse was designed for small space living, the new stackable models are being marketed as primary residences for families that need more space...

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The firm offers prefab housing kits starting at 341 sf in a range of options - each house is made by arranging and stacking modular rectangular units.

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The not-so-weeHouses join eight tiny houses together to create the large unit, and they can be arranged in a variety of configurations. Pricing for the large, 4x weeHouses starts at $319,000.

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We personally prefer the smaller models, since they have the appeal of living with less. Still, modular housing naturally strives for a variety of possibilities from the same building blocks. In this sense, larger stacked models seem like a natural extension of prefabricated building.

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We also like the fact that both the small and large houses are adaptable to their sites, and can be configured in several different ways.

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What do you think? Is the not-so-weeHouse a step in the wrong direction, or is it a logical extension of the architects' prefab model?

For more information, visit the weeHouse website.

Photos: weeHouse. Found via prefabcosm.

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