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Casa Verde: mkLotus House


I've been a fan of Michelle Kaufmann's green designs for modular, prefabricated homes for quite a while now. Last Fall, her mkLotus house was displayed at West Coast Green, which I was lucky enough to attend. These houses are built to accommodate such green features as a graywater system, geothermal heating, and solar panels. The mkLotus is built using sustainable materials and energy-efficient technologies, including spray-in, open-cell foam insulation, structural-insulated panels, FSC-certified wood, an on-demand water heater, and double-pane low-e windows and glass doors.

To see a video tour of the MKLotus, just

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Very nice but way out of my price range.
qtpie247 qtpie247 8 years
Oh I love the designs! I wouldn't mind paying a little bit more knowing that the homes are eco-friendly and made from recycled materials. I love them, when it's time to buy a home, I'm definitely considering MK!!
taboos taboos 8 years
I love her designs! As a future architect myself, she is an inspiration to me. However (and I'm not trying to be negative), the houses are expensive. We looked at getting the glide-house when it first came out but the expense of delivery, inspection, fabrication, etc + land was more than having a local contractor built the same house on site. Maybe they take less time to be built if pre-fabricated… but I don’t know how much less. And maybe they cost less to buy now. Does anyone know?
taboos taboos 8 years
I love her designs! As a future architect myself, she is an inspiration to me. However (and I'm not trying to be negative), the houses are expensive. We looked at getting the glide-house when it first came out but the expense of delivery, inspection, fabrication, etc + land was more than having a local contractor built the same house on site. Maybe they take less time to be built if pre-fabricated… but I don’t know how much less. And maybe they cost less to buy now. Does anyone know?
raieven raieven 8 years
It looks like a West Elm store. I'd definitely be interested in seeing what else they had to offer ie finishes etc.
mjane79 mjane79 8 years
If anyone is in/near Chicago, there will be a Michelle Kauffmann house on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/smart-home/ I plan on going. I've wanted one of her house for a couple years, but they aren't available here. This is a perfect opportunity to get to see one, in person!
mjane79 mjane79 8 years
If anyone is in/near Chicago, there will be a Michelle Kauffmann house on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/smart-home/I plan on going. I've wanted one of her house for a couple years, but they aren't available here. This is a perfect opportunity to get to see one, in person!
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