Prefabulous Small Houses Now in Print…

Photo by, Patrick Barta Photography

Photo by, Patrick Barta Photography

Prefab home construction has arrived!  In the recently released book Prefabulous Small Houses (The Taunton Press, 2016), author Sheri Koones explores the beauty, variety, design, and positive benefits of small-scale, prefab construction. Written especially with homeowners, remodelers, builders, architects, and designers in mind, its pages are brimming with detail on the innovative technologies and environmentally friendly unique to prefab design.

Photo by, Alison Caron Design

Photo by, Alison Caron Design

With a powerful foreword by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford, Prefabulous Small Houses showcases more than thirty prefab homes ranging in size from 350 square feet to 2,000 square feet from around the nation, including New England.  Massachusetts is prominently accounted for in the Dennisport Bayview Cottage pictured above.  With 250 stunning color photos and 32 floor plans, the book provides just the inspiration readers need to think small, smart, and prefabulous.

I hope that my books have created more informed homeowners who will build homes that they will throughly enjoy living in – that are healthy, sustainable, energy efficient and beautiful.

The book’s author, Ms. Koones is considered an expert on prefabrication.  Her previous books include Modular Mansions, Prefabulous, Prefabulous + Sustainable, Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid, and Prefabulous World. She won the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award from NAREE (National Association of Real Estate Editors) in 2008, 2011, and 2013. Koones is also a columnist and speaker who lives in Westport, Connecticut.  “While I was reviewing the various methods of construction for a prior book project, I discovered modular construction, which I found incredibly exciting. In the last few years I have found other methods of prefab construction which I believe are also wonderful methods of building a house. I hope that my books have created more informed homeowners who will build homes that they will throughly enjoy living in – that are healthy, sustainable, energy efficient and beautiful.”

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Photo by, Alison Caron Design

Homes & Locations featured in Prefabulous Small Houses include;

Dawnsknoll House – Santa Monica, CA – Minarc Architecture

Bonsall House – Bonsall, CA – Modular (near San Diego)

Lakeside Container Cottage  – San Diego, CA Shipping Container – obr Architecture, Inc∑      Los Angeles Times

Cloverdale House – Cloverdale, CA – Modular – Method Homes (north of SF)

Silicon Valley Balance House – Portola Valley, California – Modular/SIPs

Casita de Invierno – Tampa FL- SIPs

Sandpoint Cabin – Sagle, ID – SIPs/Timber Frame

Lakeview House – Gilmore City, Iowa – SIPs

Cousins River Residence – Freeport, Maine – Go Logic Architects – SIPs

Little House On a Ferry – City Point, Vinalhaven, ME

Hilltop House – Hillsborough, NH – timber frame/Panelized – Bensonwood

Olde Seawatch – Manasquan, NJ – Modular – Atlantic Modular Builders/Excel Homes

The SU+RE House – Hoboken, NJ – Steven’s Institute of Technology, SD –   Modular

Cocoon Studio – South Hampton, NY – Modular

DesertSol House – Las Vegas, NV – Kit House – SD

Urban Edan– University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Concrete Pane

Prefabulous Small Houses is now available in wide release…

 

Author Susan Currie is Managing Editor at BOSTON YOGA and an Associate Editor at LA YOGA magazine. Beyond her contributions to these publications, her words and images have been featured in the Boston Globe, Elephant Journal, Yogi Times, the Huffington Post, Spirit of St. Bart’s and on the cover of the book Moving into Meditation (Shambala) by Anne Cushman. 

Susan is also the creator of the Daily Inhale and an RYT 200 registered yoga instructor. She unpacks her various professional experiences through creative (and yoga) workshops she leads throughout the country. Her new book, Once Divided (Shanti Arts 2016), a blend of visual and verse, is now available in wide release. GRACENOTES, its follow-up, will be published in 2017.