We've written before about how accessory dwelling units (ADUs or "secondary suites") are making inroads into cities like Portland, consisting of smaller homes built in backyards, helping to ease the shortage of affordable housing somewhat.
In response to the city of Los Angeles recently approving new regulations for ADUs, local design firm Minarc has launched a new, 320-square-foot prefabricated home that could easily go up in one's backyard as an ADU, which can then be rented out for extra income or used as a work studio, or more.
It comes in three different versions: the Plús Hús Open features three walls and a sliding glass door; Plús Hús Open+ incorporates a bathroom; while the fully featured Plús Hús Full comes with a bathroom and a kitchen along the back wall.
According to the firm, the units are built using mnmMOD, an energy-efficient, recyclable and sustainable no-wood prefab panel system that is zero-VOC, pest- and moisture-proof, consists of 30 percent recycled material.
Plús Hús units are priced between USD $37,000 to $49,000 (just for the unit itself and not including site work, delivery and installation) and are fully customizable. To find out more, visit Plús Hús.