Upwardly Mobile Homes
In collaboration with Dwell On Design and our California Builder, Sustain will be holding two evening presentations and workshops on our sustainable, prefabricated architecture. While this workshop is intended for prospective MiniHome buyers, all participants are welcome to learn about our approach to prefabrication, production and modular and energy efficient-design based on Canada’s R2000 Program and technologies. We’ll also present our big picture view of the future of sustainable community design. Andy Thomson and Trevor McIvor from our Toronto office will be available to answer any questions you may have, from model configuration to mechanical systems, materials, zoning and even financing. We’ll feature Sustain’s famous 1/2 hr presentation, as well as material samples and print packages for all attendees on all of our products and investor packages for attendees interested in our MiniHome Park Developments. Sign up below and enjoy good food, good people and a great space enjoying a workshop-style discussion about these new economical and environmental alternatives. The workshop fee of $25 (for online registrations) and $30 at the door, will include hors d’ouevres and a MiniHome Catalogue and Sample Materials kit. Sustain also plans to participate in Dwell On Design’s annual show in Los Angeles from June 26-28, 2009. We are offering a significant discount price on our new 12X34 Model for our first California-based customer. This price is only available for residents of California that attend the workshop. If you would like to participate, please RSVP.
- Ever wondered what it would be like to own a compact, green, mobile, prefab home? You will soon have a chance to find out.
- A new prefab prototype on a Scottish island demonstrates a smart—and superlocal—approach to building in far-flung locations.
- In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.
- Dwell on Design is bigger and better than ever, and that goes for our perennially popular Outdoor section, too.
- Art object or machine for living in Architect William Massie’s personal prefab project takes the mass out of mass customization to create a one-of-a-kind wonder.
- Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, California, that looks nothing like what she makes at her day job.
- Small spaces have been on our mind (check out our June 2009 "Think Smaller" issue), and they’ve also been on the minds of the American Institute of Architects.