Friday, February 17, 2012


Since actor Brad Pitt founded the non-profit Make It Right in 2007 to build low-cost, sustainable homes for New Orleans' Hurricane Katrina victims, green building has exploded nationwide. On Friday, two builders are announcing plans to offer affordable homes designed to produce as much energy as they use -- one of which is a stylish modern prefab to benefit Pitt's charity.

California-based LivingHomes is debuting its lowest-cost model ever -- the C6 -- that will be available in most states. The 1,232 square-foot. $179,000 prefab, which is about half the size of the average new U.S. home, has three bedrooms and two baths as well as a courtyard that blends indoor and outdoor living. Part of the proceeds from each home's sale will be donated to Make It Right.

A LivingHomes modular
"This is by far the most energy-efficient home we've built," says LivingHomes' CEO Steve Glenn, noting it's designed to earn the top or platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. He says it's also the easiest and fastest one to build, since it's fully constructed by Cavco -- a manufactured housing company with factories nationwide -- in less than two months and installed on-site in one day.


Anonymous said...

I would like to know if this house by Living Homes is $145/ft FOB? I assume so since no one knows where it is going to and what the delivery and set costs are. Cavco who is know more for their HUD type product is not what I would consider to be Steve Glenn-Living Homes type of partner but perhaps things have changed.

Dirae said...

Wow! It's good to know that there are still a lot of people who are really willing to help those people in need. Keep it up!