Can you recommend a prefab house?
November 29, 2017 6:01 PM   Subscribe

I like the looks of a small, modern prefab house called Ideabox, but I'm looking for something that could be delivered to upstate New York (this one can't). Do you know of a similar house available on the East Coast? Bonus points for anything especially energy efficient or with any sustainable features. I'm not looking for a typical "tiny house" with a lofted bedroom, but a house with at least one fully separate bedroom with a door.
posted by pinochiette to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Have you seen the offerings at Wee House? Confession: I've only been in a display model. It looked nice, though.
posted by cleverevans at 6:32 PM on November 29, 2017

Based in New England, Go Logic has a wide range of prefab houses to choose from.
posted by little eiffel at 7:05 PM on November 29, 2017 [3 favorites]

I drooled over Curbed's list of various prefab homes and their options earlier this year.
posted by erst at 7:28 PM on November 29, 2017

I think the classic answer for this is Yankee Barn?
posted by jbenben at 7:41 PM on November 29, 2017

I know Blu Homes has delivered some of their prefab houses to the East Coast of the US, but I think that compared to Ideabox their models are typically larger and more expensive.
posted by RichardP at 11:53 PM on November 29, 2017

Ross Chapin Architects ( has kit houses available through Shelter Kit (, and it looks like they ship to all 50 states. I haven't seen a kit, perse, but I know Ross and have seen several of his houses, and they are beautiful. (sorry, I can't make links work?)
posted by john_snow at 9:22 AM on November 30, 2017

Interesting. I built a Ross Chapin house myself, the Elderberry which is among the Shelter Kit houses. Here in Port Townsend there must be 50 or 60 Ross Chapin houses. They're fantastic little houses.
posted by humboldt32 at 11:47 AM on November 30, 2017

Vermod might deliver there. They are more of a "mobile home" look, but was designed specifically for Vermont energy efficiency and durability (project started after Irene).
At Vermod, we design and build affordable zero energy modular homes to meet the highest standards of durability, energy efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality.

posted by evening at 11:52 AM on November 30, 2017

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