Prefab Friday has been a great way to build up the Inhabitat prefab archive, giving us a weekly reason to look for new developments in the industry, or add in old favorites. The weeHouse from Alchemy Architects definitely fits into the latter category — already widely-known (and one of the few prefabs actually available for purchase!), this mini mansion is a gem among the super-tiny prefab set, and relatively affordable at $125 per sf.
Like the Loft Cube or the Micro-compact Home, the weeHouse is a single module that can be plopped on just about any site, including a rooftop.
The basic unit is framed with steel and wood, and comes with tongue-and-groove bamboo flooring, and Ikea cabinetry, kitchens and sinks. At present, the only “green” features it boasts are its extremely compact and efficient size, and off-site construction, but the company plans to incorporate more sustainable finishes and materials in the future.
They also have options for “Not-so-weeHouses,” which involve stacking units, attachable porches, and modular stairwell connectors. “The Alchemy office is currently working to develop the weeHouse as a flexible line of prefabricated modules that may be adapted and changed to meet the diverse users’ needs for cabins, houses, offices, on rooftops, or in developments.”
Prices start at $125 per sf (roughly 100K for an 800 sf house)