Swedish Flatpack Homes In Large, Medium, Small and XXS
XXS Next House is 150 sq. ft. with kitchen. Cost: $21,500 (you assemble)
On first glance the slick web site for Next House, a Swedish prefab designer, is just a tad too glossy. Photos of the prefab houses are gorgeous, to be sure, but they are shot so you'll notice the house's integration with nature - and forget perhaps the fact that in these particular homes you'd be car dependent for every other thing you do besides sit at home.
OK, perhaps that's a little too harsh. Well-known Swedish architect Magnus Ståhl wanted to shake up the Swedish prefab market with stylish and cool flat pack homes that are also affordable. Next House doesn't skimp on the materials - the kitchens are high-quality components from Sweden's Kvänum, feature cool appliances from Smeg, and completed homes are warmed with geothermal heat pumps. Next House says you'd pay twice as much to buy separate pieces yourself. And though the window-filled interiors feel airy and large, the Large Next House is just 148 square meters (approximately 1,500 square feet) which is a far cry from the eponymous (but no relation) Dwell Next House manufactured by Empyrean and starting at 2,500 sq. ft. Now all Swedish Next House needs is to lose the teak (!) and add more eco-friendly components. Via ::NextHouse (Swedish and English)