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Tiny Prefab Homes

The Big Box Homes Are Highly Sustainable and Eminently Affordable

— October 13, 2015 — Art & Design
The Big Box homes are a series of tiny prefab homes, developed by the London-based practice Bert and May Group, that can be set up in as little as a single day. The firm has gone to great lengths to create four different versions of its home, ranging from a 46-square meter two-bedroom family home all the way down to a 7.7-square meter tiny home.

Each of these tiny prefab homes was created by the Bert and May Group in collaboration with nearby architectural studio Box 9 Design and took 14 weeks to manufacture. While these aren't the first tiny prefab homes to be created, they stand out because of the use of eco-friendly materials, availability of structural insulation and a rustic aesthetic appeal.

Ultimately, these homes show that tiny prefab homes can be functional and eco-friendly but also aesthetically appealing.
Trend Themes
1. Tiny Prefab Homes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Expanding the market for sustainable and affordable housing through the use of eco-friendly materials and quick assembly.
2. Eco-friendly Materials - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing and marketing sustainable construction materials that meet the demand for a greener and more energy-efficient housing.
3. Rustic Aesthetic Appeal - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating design solutions that combine the charm of rustic aesthetics with efficient and modern tiny prefab homes.
Industry Implications
1. Construction Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Transforming traditional construction practices by adopting prefabrication methods using eco-friendly materials.
2. Architecture Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborating with prefab housing manufacturers to design sustainable and visually appealing architectural solutions for compact living spaces.
3. Sustainable Housing Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing scalable and affordable sustainable housing options through the integration of eco-friendly materials and quick assembly techniques.
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