Mother Earth Living


A Fabulous Green Prefabricated Home: Living in L.A.

For Steve Glenn of LivingHomes, enjoying a beautiful green modular home is all part of the job.



LivingHomes prefabricated houses are manufactured in modules and assembled on site. This one was constructed in eight hours.
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Gorgeous, airy views and outdoor living spaces such as balconies, decks and a living roof garden connect this healthy, modular home with its urban environment.
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Several separate but open living spaces allow homeowners and visitors to work, chat, cook and watch television in distinct areas, while still being within view of one another.
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Owner Steve Glenn's favorite aspects of the home—volume, texture and complexity—are enhanced by its connection with the outdoors.
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The kitchen's Paperstone countertops, made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper, are available in seven colors and are stain and heat resistant.
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This modern home will cost less to operate over time because of its energy- and water-efficient appliances.
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Radiant in-floor heating and FSC-certified wood throughout the interior soften the home’s cutting-edge design and make it warm and homey.
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The home's upstairs sections include open spaces offering views to the lower levels, furthering its spacious, integrated feel.
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The home features moveable walls and built-in furniture so homeowners can modify the space to suit their needs.
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Several systems throughout the home save and repurpose water. The living roof collects stormwater runoff for reuse within the home, while the graywater recycling system provides landscape irrigation.
Photo By Scott Van Dyke
Gorgeous, airy views and outdoor living spaces such as balconies, decks and a living roof garden connect this healthy, modular home with its urban environment.
Gorgeous, airy views and outdoor living spaces such as balconies, decks and a living roof garden connect this healthy, modular home with its urban environment.
Glenn's home features a rooftop garden. Photovoltaic cells generate energy for the home and serve a dual purpose, creating shelter and a pergola.
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Living Homes founder and owner Steve Glenn
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