MEKA, the modular design firm, suggests that you don’t have to spend a lot to live in a prefab house such as this one.
Their modular home construction is based upon shipping container frames, wood paneling, and plywood.
Their idea is that shipping containers aren’t ideal because of the steel panels. However, the shipping container steel frames (no wall on them) are great for both shipping (and transporting modular houses) and living in (because the benefits of wooden walls).
MEKA was founded in 2009 by a group of engineers and architects who are trying to create living and work spaces using modular construction design. These can be shipped internationally to prefab buyers.
Among the benefits of their company are that everything they ship — each modular unit — can be transported anywhere around the world by ship, rail or semi truck because they all conform to ISO shipping container parameters, they maximize functionality of the space provided in their designs, and they consider local building codes so their prefabs can be permanently installed, according to MEKA. The house shown is for sale at around $128,000. They also offer smaller options that range from $39,000 to $39,000. TO see more of their work, find them in the Building Homes and Living directory.