This modern prefab cabin, called the BlueSky MOD, is one of a few examples of affordable green modular homes currently available today (see these books for more examples). It was designed by Todd Saunders, an architect born and trained in Canada and currently working in Norway. The company that sells the homes, also called BlueSky MOD, is run Hy Rosenberg and Richard Stark, who are based in Toronto.
They say “We believe the foundations of a great vacation home are aesthetic appeal and ecological responsibility…It’s an experiment in simplicity of design, construction techniques and relationship to nature”. The basic package costs $127,000 CAD (this does not include land, foundations, electricity, plumbing or furniture).
The home is truly modular, and is divided into two main parts: a “main sleeping cabin”, which has a living area and a bedroom, and a cabana that contains a bathroom, composting toilet and a wood burning sauna by Finn-Tastic. The home is built using local and non-toxic, recycled materials. The interior is lined with Columbia Forest Products EcoColor panels, which is composed of strawboard — an alternative to formaldehyde-laden particleboard. It has a cedar ceiling and Floorworks sustainable wood laminate flooring.
The main sleeping cabin size is 12′ by 24′, the auxiliary cabin size is 8′ by 16′, and the breezeway between the two modules is 8′ by 16′. The total deck space occupied by the two cabins is 16′ by 40′.