insta-studio and insta-house
Hamptons, New York
In 2008, MB Architecture embarked on an exploration of very affordable single-family homes and workspaces. And in 2009, we built our first prototype: a double-height artist's studio made of four recycled shipping containers. The project, located in Amagansett, New York, was awarded the American Institute of Architects Peconic Chapter Honor Award for Architecture. Since then, we have taken the double-height, four container model, called the insta_house, to the next level. Completely prefabricated, the two bedroom, two bathroom home includes a full kitchen and a living room; it is fabricated in eight weeks and installed in one day.
Finally, well designed, environmentally conscious pre-fab construction is affordable, very affordable, and now available everywhere in USA.
Try to beat these prices:
For $225,000 you get a completely finished 950 square foot insta-studio (two 40’ containers on top of two) with a double-height work space, a 2nd floor office, an ADA bathroom, wide stairs, all doors and windows, electrical wiring and lighting, insulation, drywall, interior and exterior painting, and material for a hardwood floor.
For $255,000 you get everything from the insta_studio above plus one more bedroom, rough plumbing for one bathroom, a walk-in closet, living room, and rough plumbing for a kitchen of your choice (to be purchased by you and installed on site after delivery), and material for a hardwood finished floor.
For $275,000 you get everything above plus a second bedroom and rough plumbing for a second bathroom.
These prices do not include delivery, installation, and a small amount of on-site labor.
We estimate, on average, that delivery may cost between $12,000 and $35,000 in Northeast US.
We estimate that on-site work (foundation, utilities) may cost from $25,000 to $85,000 depending on local construction costs and your land’s accessibility.
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