Backyard BI(h)OME prefab shelter exterior

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A collaboration between cityLAB and Kevin Daly Architects, the Backyard BI(h)OME is an award-winning prefabricated ADU prototype that sets up in 19 days for an estimated cost of $30,000 per unit. The micro-dwelling was first unveiled in 2015 to combat L.A.’s affordable housing shortage.

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