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Green Prefab Cabin by Method Homes

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By employing a team of expert craftsmen to factory construct the Method Cabin, Method Homes was able to create a prototype in record time while reducing construction waste by 50%. Built in just three months, this green prefab cabin with a uniquely woodsy appeal is located in Seattle, Washington. With a target of achieving LEED for Homes 2.0 gold, Method Homes utilized stylish and sustainable materials as well as sustainable building practices. In the kitchen: custom (and renewable) bamboo cabinets are topped with Ecotop, a fabulous new material composed of equal parts bamboo fiber and recycled wood. The interior was painted with Yolo Colorhouse no VOC paints and all lumber is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. Warmboard supplies radiant heat, while low-flow fixtures conserve water. A metal roof is durable, contains at least 25% recycled content and is a recyclable material. The prefab cabin is also prewired to adapt to a solar installation. Method Homes

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Photos courtesy of Method Homes and Lannie Boesiger

Posted by Debra Emmons on August 6, 2008 3:40 PM

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