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For Sale: Sustain miniHome prototype

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On his blog, Lloyd Alter recently announced that he is selling his Sustain miniHome prototype.

It is a design classic, and the only one ever built. The miniHome Solo is solar and wind powered, a complete off-grid, self-sustaining year round machine for living.

designer: Andy Thomson of info_smallAltius Architecture
manufacturer: info_smallSustain Design Studio
size: 350 sf
br: 1
bath: 1
price: $100,000
available: yes

See the post for 3 interior photos and contact information.

For those who don't recognize the name: Lloyd writes for Treehugger, sharing some of his prefab expertise.

Lloyd Alter has been an architect ... [a] developer of award-winning condos and townhouses, inventor, and builder of prefab housing with Canada's Royal Homes. He .... is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University teaching sustainable design.

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Dwell on Design 2009 at the end of June

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Dwell on Design 2009 will be held in Los Angeles, CA at the end of this month.

where: Los Angeles, CA
location: Los Angeles Convention Center
date: June 26 - 28, 2009
cost: starting at $25
notes: View registration info

Dwell Outdoor will cover over 15,000 sf of exhibit space and includes:

(see complete list of Dwell Outdoor exhibitors)

Of interest to Prefabcosm readers:

Leo Marmol, FAIA, Principal of info_smallMarmol Radziner Prefab will be holding a Design Innovation Seminar on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 3:30pm - 4:00pm.

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   2. Dwell on Design 2008 recap (Jun 11, 2008)
   3. Dwell on Design bringing an entire neighborhood of prefab homes to LA June 5-8; get in FREE (May 23, 2008)
   4. Dwell on Design recap (Sep 24, 2007)
   5. Dwell on Design preview (Sep 12, 2007)
   6. This week: weeHouses and more Dwell on Design (Aug 18, 2007)
   7. Dwell on Design Conference (Aug 15, 2007)
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miniHome introduces the miniHome DUO SE

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From the info_smallminiHome site:

In order to provide more living space in the miniHome SOLO, we have been asked by many of you to allow for additions. The best way to do this was to work with the exisiting floor levels and roof lines of the SOLO, and find a way to ‘marry’ the two pieces to give the best interior spaces.

The result: the info_smallminiHome DUO SE:

The miniHome DUO is a modified miniHome SOLO with more! Two units ship separately to your site, and then combine at the ‘marriage wall’ - a simple operation that makes the DUO a permanent home1. Both units are classed as trailers (CSA Z220- RV), are on wheels and a steel chassis and both feature detachable hitches. The units can be towed to any site and requires no foundation or infrastructure hook-ups. Designed and built in Canada for year round living, the DUO’s robust construction is super-insulated, making it quick and easy to heat and cool. The DUO also features an optional woodstove, for colder climates.

For the environmentally minded:

The DUO has numerous environmental advantages over conventional housing. A smaller building uses less resources and energy to build, and ultimately much less energy to operate and maintain. The modular design also keeps construction waste, shipping costs and energy to a minimum.

Jetson Green wants one:

Really, anything is possible with this little treasure home. Small. Stylish. Green. Affordable.

model: miniHome DUO SE (pdf)
style: modern
size: 474 sf
price: $149,900 ($316/sf)
bedrooms: sleeps 6
how: trailers

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   1. For Sale: Sustain miniHome prototype (Aug 04, 2009)
   2. The miniHome: ready to roll (Jul 06, 2007)
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