Last year, Amazon’s DIY Allwood Solvalla Garden House took the internet by storm, as customers were shocked that an entire tiny home could be ordered to your doorstep and assembled in eight hours. Now a new portable habitat is gaining some attention. Unlike the Allwood Solvalla cabin however, this little abode is customizable, eco-friendly, and fully furnished.
Mexico firm STUDIOROCA has created the VMD (Vivienda Minima de Descanso), a new prefabricated housing system intended for luxurious weekend retreats with reduced ecological footprints, according to Inhabitat. Each unit is built from shipping containers (after all, shipping containers homes are very popular right now!), and equipped with smart home technologies and high-end furnishings crafted by Mexican designers. The units are constructed in climate-controlled factories and packaged using Viroc, making the shipment resistant to water and fire damage.
These customizable shipping container homes will be available online, where customers can select either a one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit, as well as choose the style of the dwelling, and which amenities their unit will offer. For those looking to go even greener, customers can choose solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, and incinerating toilets.
The catch is, these homes will need to be ordered at least 99 days in advance to allow time for construction in the factory. Then, a week will be needed for workers to install the house on-site. In terms of location, “the house can be placed in almost any location accessible by a large trailer and crane, with no complex foundations necessary and minimal building permissions required.”
Unfortunately, these homes aren’t available to order just yet, but are slated to launch later this year—we’ll keep you updated once they hit the market. Right now, it looks like the base price in the United States will start at $50,000.
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