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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.