“Nature Made. Factory Built.”

Wired Magazine and LivingHomes have partnered on a “Wired LivingHome” – a modular-design prefab midcentury modernist home that was created for the 21st century. Because the home is designed in modules and prefabricated, you could build it yourself (if you owned a 150 ton crane). This home was assembled in 8 hours (I wonder how many people that involved…)

This place is so SMART. I wish I could live here. But in a city (L.A.) where $4M is considered “affordable”, I’ll be content with my BuiltGreen townhome in High Point (Seattle).

It is worth your time to take a virtual tour. You will learn more about practical application of recycled and reused materials here than almost anywhere else. What I love even more is that the site of this home was deconstructed (another home once stood here) and 70-80% of the materials were sent to Habitat for Humanity to be reused in another housing project. Watch the time-lapse videos here.

Great resource page on the LivingHomes site, including a link to LEED. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systemâ„¢ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. Visit the U.S. Green Building Council web site.

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