Reclaimed prefab sells for $75k on eBay
A green prefab home built specifically for last weekend's Dwell on Design show is auctioned off for a pretty penny.
Tue, Jun 30 2009 at 10:21 PM
For those of you who made it to this year’s particularly prefabulous Dwell on Design
show in Los Angeles — I didn’t attend … I was in a very steamy Hotlanta at the Go Green Expo
with fellow blogger Siel (check out her super
) — you may have had the pleasure of stepping inside Austin-based Reclaimed Space
’s 400 square foot prefabricated home
made with reclaimed 100-year old oak and pine. The home's stylish, sustainable interiors are courtesy Ecofabulous
. Interested in moving in?
Well, too bad. It’s sold. The home was actually auctioned off on eBay
— all proceeds went to LA-area Habitat for Humanity chapters — for $75,100.
The home is a real beaut. BusinessWeek
describes it as "kind of a cross between a shabby chic country house and the Unibomber’s cabin." In addition to the reclaimed wood that was taken from a down-and-out barn, it boasts 85 percent recycled newspaper insulation, an outdoor shower, a Caroma Profile smart toilet
, low-e windows, and vintage furnishings that have been reupholstered with organic wool and cotton, recycled PET fabric, or natural latex.
Get the inside scoop in the below video. And for more Dwell on Design 2009 coverage, TreeHugger
has the goods here
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