Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home, Accessory Dwelling Units Los Angeles, Building

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc

New Californian Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) – design by Minarc Architects

Aug 8, 2018

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Design: Minarc – L.A.-based architects (and parents) Erla Dogg and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson

Location: anywhere – but first to be in Santa Monica, California, USA

Plús Hús flat-packed prefabricated home by Minarc

LA Architects Bring Nordic Design and Eco Cred to the Granny Flat Space, Housing Crisis Conversation with Plús Hús, an Efficient Accessory Dwelling Unit

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc

Minarc injects functional minimalism and Icelandic-inspired sustainability into Plús Hús, a flat-packed prefab home that cuts through red tape for a valuable income source

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc

(Los Angeles, CA – August, 2018) – Award-winning environmentally conscious architectural firm, Minarc, has announced an innovative building solution, Plús Hús, in response to California’s housing crisis and the easing of statewide regulations regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Several of the mini-dwellings are being erected throughout Los Aneles, Ventura and San Diego counties with the debut slated for this fall in Santa Monica.

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc

Icelandic for “plus house,” the 16’ X 20’ modern structure is a customizable detached private unit on one’s property designed for personal use, or to create a valuable revenue stream to help ease mortgage payments. It can be a guest house, home office, yoga studio or low-maintenance Airbnb rental.

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc

“Installing Plús Hús has to be as simple and efficient for homeowners as possible—cranes, heavy duty construction, noise for months—we wanted to avoid all of that,” said Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, who founded Minarc with her husband Tryggvi Thorsteinsson. “It’s a characteristic of our culture in Iceland to pay attention to the relationships between nature and how we live.”

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With their home and offices in Santa Monica, Dögg and Thorsteinsson have become thought leaders on the ADU frontier and have long been proponents of zero-waste. In fact, its mnmMOD panels are the byproduct of the duo’s culture shock regarding construction waste, particularly wood. Made in LA, the mnmMOD panel system was first marketed to the building trade as a wood alternative: They are versatile, recyclable, and extremely energy efficient.

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc interior design

Dögg continued: “To end the housing crisis, we have to work together as a community. Plús Hús allows homeowners to expand their community, literally starting in their own backyard.”

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc design

There are three models of Plús Hús: The “Plús Hús Open,” with three walls and a sliding glass door, the “Plús Hús Open+,” which includes the addition of a bathroom, and the “Plús Hús Full” which features a kitchen along the back wall.

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc interior design

On The Plús Hús Side:

 The following are attributes that differentiate this product in the ADU space. 

  • They are produced under Minarc supervision by the established prefab company, mnmMOD, both of whom possess more than a decade of experience within the high-efficiency prefab construction industry.
  • Plús Hús are locally made at mnmMOD’s sustainable fabrication facility in downtown Los Angeles.
  • There is almost no waste produced throughout fabrication, shipping, and construction processes.
  • Fully modular building: Flat-packed shipping with simple on-site assembly which eases delivery and construction processes as well as overall cost.
  • Due to the incorporation of mnmMOD’s highly efficient, no-wood prefab panel system, the Plús Hús:

○     Does not support fire, an important consideration in Southern California.

○     Eliminates the common issues of termites, mold, rot, and warping.

○     Contains no dyes, formaldehyde, or Molten-Carbonate Fuel Cells(MCFC), and does not release Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or other harmful toxins into the living environment.

○     Extremely high insulation value which minimizes energy usage and associated costs, resulting in a structure that is 40 percent more efficient than a traditionally-built home.

○     Built with 30 percent recycled content, and completely recyclable at the end of its life cycle.

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc interior design

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc interior design

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc interior design

Plús Hús flat-packed prefab home by Minarc interior design

Plús Hús makes adding an attractive private space to one’s property not only more affordable and environmentally responsible than existing ADU options, but also extremely simple. When purchasing a unit, homeowners can elect to use their own contractor, or can sit back and relax, confident in the fact that from start to finish, all site visits, permitting processes, site prep, delivery, and assembly of the Plús Hús is managed by Minarc’s experienced team, leaving no detail to chance and ensuring a perfectly constructed unit. Pricing for the units ranges from $37,000- $49,000, not including site prep, delivery or installation.

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Plús Hús Website: www.theplushus.com
Minarc Website: www.minarc.com
mnmMOD Website: www.mnmMOD.com

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