Prefab Homes: The LEAFHouse

Solar panels and ample skylights lend this green prefab natural lighting and off-grid capabilities.

Inspired by a leaf, which converts sunlight into useful energy, the LEAFHouse motto—”Leading Everyone to an Abundant Future”—also denotes the hope of the students who designed and built the house. Not just aesthetically pleasing, the house functioned for ten days at the Solar Decathlon, creating all of its own energy and then some.
Photo By Amy E. Gardner