LivingHomes recently unveiled the newest version of its C6 prefab house on a 20-acre ranch just north of Joshua Tree National Park, California. The house is based on a LEED platinum-level-certified C6 prototype, which features environmentally friendly materials and cradle-to-cradle design philosophy. The property includes the C6 house installed at Big View Ranch and is up for sale for $485,000.
LivingHomes desgned the C6 series in collaboration with the Make it Right foundation, which was founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough in order to build affordable homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. LivingHomes decided to use part of the proceeds from the sale of C6 homes to support the activities of Make it Right. The updated C6.1 model is Energy Star certified and can achieve a LEED Platinum level certification.
The house has recycled and cradle-to-cradle-certified products incorporated into its structure, and includes a carbon offset in the purchase of the home to counter the energy used in its construction. It also comes with grey water recycling and photovoltaic systems, which can be installed by local contractors. The basic module features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and the newest versions have been upgraded to become more sustainable.
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