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Sasha Moravec

San Francisco-based startup AVAVA Systems has managed to make prefabricated home design even more efficient with a series of micro units that are shipped in Ikea-esque, flat-packed boxes to ease transportation and assembly.

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A third-party construction crew builds the actual parts in the Bay Area, including the company’s patented framing system, which is composed of engineered wood and infill made of structurally insulated panels, or SIPs. Cladding can be customized in a selection of materials that range from wood to stucco. AVAVA sources their materials locally in a an effort to provide more jobs to local workers.

Wood and glass-lined façades fill the home with natural light, and the interiors, fitted with oak flooring, high ceilings, and LED lighting, are low-VOC and formaldehyde-free. The unit’s finishes, window and trim colors, cabinets, counters, and flooring can all be customized.

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The eco-friendly units are net zero-ready, and are designed to accommodate an electric water heater, graywater collection system, and rooftop solar panels with Tesla battery packs to store generated energy. Pricing ranges between $117,000 to $223,000 for the unfurnished homes, which includes permitting, delivery, installation, and contractor services. The homes are currently available for U.S. orders through the company’s website.

Sasha Moravec