A partnership between the Zero Energy Modular Affordable Housing Initiative and Habitat for Humanity

General Process

Outside dimensions of the home are constrained by the maximum vehicle size on roads. Pioneer Valley Habitat has been working to cost optimize a single family home by designing a "big enough" home. The design team at the modular factory suggested a conventional layout with three bedrooms on the second floor. To increase 'visitability' the developer's architect reworked the layout to put a bedroom, powder room and laundry on the first floor. The final layout has two "living rooms" to better distribute activities throughout the house.

Design for Adaptability:

This home has elements of "visitability". On the first floor is a powder room, bedroom and laundry.

Software Tools

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