Warning: If you like tiny houses, carve out the next half hour, because this is some serious tiny house crack. California-based Blu Homes specializes in prefab houses ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, all of which can be LEED silver-certified. They’re built with green features including recycled steel frames, FSC-certified hardwood floors, energy-efficient lights and appliances, and recycled insulation. You can even opt for radiant floors (mmm!).
But the best thing is that you can customize them to your heart’s content (well, practically). The 3D Blu Homes Configurator gives you nine home options to choose from. Then you get to pick the flooring, paint color, cabinets, lighting, bathroom fixtures, and fanciness level of the kitchen.
The Origin Studio clocks in at 460 square feet and starts at $155,000, not that I’ve already bought it in my imagination or anything. (The one-bedroom Breeze Pod and Glide Pod are similar options, but they don’t have a kitchen, making them better as a mother-in-law unit.) Here’s a 20-second tour of the Origin Studio:
If you’re serious about buying one, you can send Blu Homes your masterpiece, and they’ll hook you up with a team to actually build your tiny dream house (squee!). Go ahead, play around — we won’t tell.