The New C6 Has Arrived – What Do You Think?


The new, more affordable and sustainable modern prefab homes from Santa Monica-based developer, LivingHomes, have been unveiled. Debuting at Modernism Week, the LivingHome C6 is the first zero energy, zero carbon and LEED Platinum Level production home.


The C6 was inspired by the modern homes built by developer Joe Eichler throughout California in the 50s and 60s.

Designed for the small family and couples, the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom prefab is the easiest and fastest to build LivingHome model. It’s also the first to feature Cradle to Cradle inspired materials. As part of a new partnership with Make It Right – Brad Pitt and renowned architect William McDonough’s nonprofit foundation that’s been busy rebuilding New Orleans’ Ninth Ward – a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each C6 supports goes to the organization’s efforts. 

The C6 is organized around a courtyard that is accessible through a variety of openings and features an open floor plan.

Some of the features include cork floors, wood ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass, clerestory windows, natural millwork and wood siding. There’s also techie components like the full feature lighting control system that’s accessible from an iPhone.

At 1,232 SF, the C6 is well below the national average of new homes.

The prefabricated home has a price tag of $179,000 ($145/sf) and can be yours in less than two months. LivingHomes site offers an interactive building experience – allowing users to build their own Virtual LivingHome C6 with an array of finishes and fixtures. Two C6 show homes, sponsored by The Home Depot, are on display until tomorrow in Long Beach at the TED 2012 Conference. Tours are open to the public.

Take a look inside…

Revolutionary development? A glorified mobile home? Tell us what you think of the design! 

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