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A modular prefab green home

Published February 19, 2012 by housecrazy

It’s almost an oxymoron. But there is such a thing.

A company by the nifty name of Greenfab in Seattle, Washington builds modular homes that are “fast to build, of the highest quality, incredibly energy efficient, healthy, strong, and at an affordable starting price.”

I try not to be a house snob – I like any type of domicile – but from the stories on the news about modular homes having toxic formaldehyde poisoning, caving in under a strong gust of wind, and so on, modular homes don’t exactly scream “strong” and “healthy” to me… especially in the same sentence.

But what do I know. Innovative, eco-oriented designers and builders have been putting site-built homes to shame lately.

Check out one of Greenfab’s latest Seattle projects:

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Denver mid-century FABULOUS!

Published February 7, 2012 by housecrazy

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I am insanely excited to display this mid-century modern home located in the hip Krisana neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. This creative cornucopia of color just went under contract and I am hoping that the new owners don’t change a thing!

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Crazy Toronto house on stilts

Published January 24, 2012 by housecrazy

A friend of mine from Toronto alerted me to the pending sale of the infamous “stilt-house” in Toronto, Ontario (thanks Margaret)! This wicked house is located right near where I used to live in the east-side Toronto Beaches neighborhood.

I posted last week about a house on stilts in Evergreen, Colorado, but this multi-colored, multi-storied giant Rubik’s cube-like thing takes the prize for most jaws hitting the ground:

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You like? I’m CRAZY about this place!

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