Tesla Prefab Homes plans to bring eco-friendly prefab homes to your doorstep

Don’t you sometimes wish you could “build” a house online and then order it the way you want it? Well, now you can actually fairly be a company called Dimensions X that aims to be a Tesla for prefab homes. Plus, just like the eco-car company they follow, the homes will offer energy-efficient homes and will provide a lower carbon footprint.

Designer: Peter Stochbury

Australian entrepreneur Oscar Martin has partnered with architect Peter Stochbury to create a company that can offer people ready-made homes with just a few clicks on their website. The process isn’t as simple as ordering a Tesla, but they do have an online configuration tool that will tell you how much it will cost you once you build your prefab and make some changes to it. There are units and items that you can modify to make them your own.

They’ve already come up with their first prototype called OM-1, an energy-efficient home measuring about 613 square feet. It is made of cross-linked plywood (CLT) which reduces carbon emissions and has a flat roof with eaves. You’ll be able to choose things like the length and size of the entire house as well as door and window positions, finishes, orientations, and other items that you can customize.

Of course, there are plenty of energy-saving items that you can choose to add to your prefab home. You can choose to add beehives, metal basins, rainwater tanks, compost, etc. They also don’t use concrete and instead use something called Surefoot Footing as their foundation which will allow you to build the house on any terrain without disrupting the ground it will be standing on . The idea is to make your entire home not only easy to assemble, but leave a small carbon footprint when built.

Once you have all of your options in place, it will take six weeks to build your dream home and then have it shipped to you on your home site where it will be ready for assembly. There will eventually be a step-by-step guide so anyone can build the house by following the instructions. You’ll still be able to remove walls, rotate items, swap windows and doors, and even add extra edges for storage.

The process is not so smooth yet because homes are more complex than cars. But the goal of Dimension X is to make it as simple as possible while giving users as many options as possible to make the homes they want truly their own.

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