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Quon Modular: a room at a time

Link to Quon Modular: a room at a time
prefabhouse.com.au

info_smallQuon Modular is a semi-custom prefab system from Australia. Each room is a (mostly) self-contained module, measuring 5 m x 3.1 m (16 ft x 10 ft). Buy exactly what you need placed side-by-side, stacked, or each by itself.

Room options and prices:
info_smallBedroom, ~$31,000
info_smallKitchen, ~$48,000
info_smallBathroom, ~$40,000
info_smallMaster Bedroom, ~$32,000
info_smallMulti-purpose, ~$28,000

Materialicio.us loves the concept:

"For me, this is the simplest, most efficient system yet devised for a customized, prefabricated house. Design your house using their standard components, place the order, and ten weeks later it's delivered."

Few prefabs offer such a flexible approach. The info_smallweeHouse series from info_smallAlchemy Architects allows for the addition of specialized modules, such as the sleepTight, but their modules vary in size. info_smallv2world was offering a similar product in their info_smallv2shell, but last we heard, they were reworking their product line.

company: info_smallQuon Modular
style: modern
size: each module is ~140 sf
price: starts at ~$150,000 for 4 modules (br, bath, kitchen, multi-purpose)
how: modules
finish level: complete, inside and out, including light fixtures, utilities, and finish

(More coverage: Treehugger)

Exchange rate used: $A1.168 = US$1.00

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Daniel on July 13, 2007 at 6:33 p.m.
It's definitely one of my favorite in terms of concept and aesthetics. I just wish they could get the costs down. That's $342sf for the kitchen module and $200 for the multi-purpose, excluding land and shipping costs to the US, assuming such a thing is even possible.
I know the price psf would come down the more non-kitchen and bath modules are added, but that's still pricy.
If it came with came with wind turbines and solar panels like the miniHome I'd be all over it but as it stands now, I think I'm going to start playing around with shipping container designs in Google Sketchup. Awesome site by the way. Amazing what you've been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time.
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