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Eco-friendly prefab home with green roof built in 6 weeks

Sustainability-minded through and through

From the same firm that delivered Australia’s first "carbon-positive prefab" comes another prefab stunner, located by Avalon Beach in New South Wales. Erected over a period of six weeks by Archiblox, the roughly 1,722-square-foot abode was sustainability-driven throughout, from the initial decision to go prefab (which would leave a minimal impact on the ocean and cliff landscape) to the hardwood cladding milled from sustainable forestry methods.

The interior was done up with low-VOC paints and features custom furnishings like a stunning blue kitchen with high-contrast white counters and orange accents. Sited with an east-west orientation for cross-ventilation, the house also maximizes its light and views with north-facing windows and a wraparound deck. Topping it all off is a green roof that blends into the natural surroundings while minimizing rainwater runoff and solar penetration. For more photos, head to the project site.

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