The Modern Living Showhouse By EcoFabulous

The Modern Living Showhouse By EcoFabulous

Abby Stone
Jul 2, 2010

Last Friday, we got to tour the Modern Living Showhouse built by Reclaimed Space and designed by EcoFabulous's Zem Joaquin before it was auctioned off on eBay to benefit Global Green USA. The small wood home was cozy and full of texture. If you didn't get a chance to see it, check it out now!

Outside, a living wall invites you to come explore the house. (There were lots of them at Dwell on Design and we're definitely trying to figure out how to fit one into our own space, even if it's just a place in our kitchen where we could grow some herbs.) Though tiny, the 400 square foot prefab home is full of delights, from the energy-efficient appliances (check out the washer and dryer in a beautiful shade of teal from Electrolux) to the vintage furniture from EBay. Some of our favorite features included:

  • The sliding door that divided the tiny bedroom from the living room. When the door was open, it slid back to cover the closet. In a small space, reclaiming the space taken up by a door's footprint can net you an extra precious foot.
  • The shelf that ran across the top of the window in the kitchen. While it may not be useful for storing everyday items, consider it to display little used but pretty items: cake stands, vases or a platter.
  • Check out those sheers! They're made from old soda bottles, recycled into light curtains.
  • What You Can't See. The insulation in the house is made from...old denim from Bonded Logic. And you were wondering where you were going to store all your jeans!

For more details on house, click here.

(Image: Sara Beugen & Stephen Mabry of Shoot My Events)

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