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Yves Béhar debuts a line of prefab homes

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The prolific designer gets in on the ADU game

Rendering of prefab house Images courtesy of LivingHomes

Yves Béhar is known for his work on a breadth of home gadgetry, including a smart lock, robotic crib, and tiny Bluetooth speaker. Now, he’s designed the actual home itself.

In a new partnership with prefab manufacturer LivingHomes, which spun off a prefab company that attracted investment from Amazon, Béhar is launching a line of customizable homes designed to alleviate urban housing shortages and take advantage of California’s encouragement of accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

Glassy box in the desert landscape

Béhar unveiled his vision in a series of renderings that show a sleek, customizable house with large windows and light wood paneling. He planned the YB1, as it’s called, as a housing system where elements like the roofline, layout, interior finishes, and size can all be customized. The model dwelling comes with Flos lighting and a Béhar-designed Samsung TV, naturally.

Interior rendering with table and chairs

The first of the series is 650 square feet, but the homes can range from an ultra-tiny 250 square feet to a more spacious 1,200 square feet.

Rendering of house facade

The first version of the YB1 costs around $280,000, taking one month to build and one day to install on site. Eventually Béhar wants to get the price down to $100,000. No telling if those will include a TV, too.