Cheap & Green Modular Home

Cheap & Green Modular Home

Aaron Able
Oct 16, 2008

In today's Home section of The New York Times, we get a brief but exciting look at a green modular home that was also cheap...

Thomas Small and Joanna Brody's new home in Culver City, California was built on a tight budget &mdash while the materials and construction cost only about $40,000, the long term planning and preparation for a prefabricated house built in three weeks cost about $528,000, total ("about a third of the going rate for architect-designed houses of this size in the Los Angeles area").

In addition to more familiar green materials like steel and linoleum, the architects, Sander Architects, used sunflower husks and shredded blue jeans for insulation.

Check out the story and photos of the family's abundant space and natural light:
Prefab, High-Concept and Green
and slideshow.

Images: Claudio Santini, Lawrence Anderson/Esto

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