modern Living room by MapOut

Ready in 45 days, this 65m² prefab house has space for everything

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What if you could have a new home in under two months that is sturdy, environmentally smart and stylish too? Well, if the idea appeals, we may just have the perfect prefab home for you. It was developed by home builders Mapout and designed to compete with the best at the World Architects Congress in 2020. It has a minimalist, natural feel and a great arrangement of space. But if the finishes we show today don't quite hit the spot, don't worry. Like most modern modular homes, this design can be modified and tweaked to create a bespoke look that is uniquely yours. So let's check out the 65sqm version of this design through a series of photos…

A box filled with light

The home has a sloping roof that falls almost to ground level on one side. The beauty of this design is that it can be used to really focus attention on the best side of the building site. It also creates a lot of privacy on one side for those building in dense urban environments. The design also has lots of large window areas that create an interior that functions almost like a light-box.

A calming interior

The interiors can be clad in natural wood to create a serene, calming environment. This draws attentions to the simple planes and beauty of the basic construction. It also gives the home an earthy, subdued feel. This is a look that is increasingly popular with modern homes. Also, note how the natural feel of this living room is accentuated by the large windows and abundance of natural light.

The project in progress

Some readers may find it helpful to see the construction before all the bespoke finishes were added. This construction shot gives us a sense of the possibilities of the space. Different colours, materials and window trims can be added on request. After all, no one wants an exact replica of another person's home! Finally, this wide panoramic view also shows the very open flow between the indoor and outdoor areas.

Cosy living

The home has two levels with a combined kitchen, dining and living room. The kitchen is designed to run along one wall and this frees up the central living space. The close proximity of these spaces also adds a very cosy, liveable feel to this bright and airy home. We love the combination of white and timber materials here. This is always a good pairing in a modern home.

Tasteful simplicity

Tasteful home interiors don't always need to have a lot of gloss. Here in the bedroom we can see how calming and meditative a simple design can feel. The peaked roof and wooden ceiling also adds another decorative feature to the room. This is a bedroom that certainly needs no frills or adornments in order to feel like home!

For more home inspiration, take a tour of: A wooden house for cosy family life

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