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Solar-Powered Prefab Home Offers Airy, Eco-Friendly Retreat

All photos via <a href="">PAD Studio</a>
All photos via PAD Studio

For a British couple who wanted to live among the birch trees, blue bells, and streams of the gorgeous New Forest National Park in southern England, a custom prefab mobile home was the perfect solution—and the only kind of new construction allowed in the protected conservation area. As Dwell first spotlights, local practice PAD Studio masterminded the dreamy 1,430-square-foot spread, which was prefabricated off-site "down to the ceiling fans and limestone countertops" over the course of the five months.

Arriving on site by a crane (the same way it could be transported later on) , the airy home was built to Passivhaus standards standards. There are ultra-insulating, triple-glazed windows throughout the home, as well as a 3.8-kW rooftop PV array and rainwater harvesting system.

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