the way we live

now there’s a good looking prefab

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some of my favorite prefabs are the ones designed by rocio romero. the lv series seen here come in a variety of sizes ranging from 625 sq.ft. to 1453 sq.ft. (without optional basement). not only are these thing beautifully stunning they are very reasonably priced as well from $21,000 to $41,000 respectively. naturally you’d have to have a plot of land and be willing to pour your own foundation (slab on grade, crawl space, or full basement) in addition to running your own mechanical and electrical. rocio romero even has a series of prefabs designed to withstand 150 mph winds in compliance with the most stringent hurricane codes. of course my favorite aspect is how much more environmentally friendly the manufacturing process is on prefabricated homes as opposed to built-on-site. upwards of 40% of our landfills is nothing but construction debris. prefabs typically generate only 2% of the refuse that built-on-site homes do.

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25 January 2007 - Posted by | architecture, green, materials, prefab

3 Comments »

  1. I really like rocio romero. A friend of mine is a developer and considered using these. Did you happen to read the article on designing for the homeless on World changing? If not check out “shelter in a cart” it is really impressive:
    http://www.designboom.com/contest/winner.php?contest_pk=10

    Comment by tasteslikegreen | 26 January 2007 | Reply

  2. though i’m an avid reader of worldchanging i never caught that article. you’re right though, it’s an excellent read; right up my alley. i found rocio’s work some months back when working on another small house project. i hope you enjoy this site.

    Comment by Geoff | 27 January 2007 | Reply

  3. […] a few days back we talked about the slick looking rocio romero prefabs, well this desert prefab by marmol radziner is certainly no less attractive. this prefab, […]

    Pingback by desert prefab « the way we live | 29 January 2007 | Reply


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