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GreenPod Lopez

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Just like the majority of products in the GreenPod catalogue, Lopez does not give much away with its name. The first thing that one can take from this prefab is that it is the second smallest design from the GreenPod series, with the total floor plan spanning just 372 square feet. This means that it will only be suitable for a small audience, with the architects manufacturing it into a studio offering.

What is the general design of Lopez?

Considering the fact that GreenPod's Lopez design is a studio property, there really is little that can be said about the general design. Just like most studios, the bedroom, kitchen, living and dining area is all combined into one zone. A family bathroom is the only other room that is part of the property - meaning that anyone who is purchasing Lopez really must have specific requirements.

What does the exterior of Lopez look like?

All of the marketing material provided by GreenPod shows Lopez in a country setting. Considering the materials that have been used in the external design, this is hugely appropriate as Lopez is largely made from wood. Some would describe it as looking like a cabin, meaning it is only suitable for those individuals who like a traditional style.

Even though Lopez is very small in terms of floor area, the architects have at least attempted to implement some character into the general appearance of it. For example, the building is not your standard rigid prefab and benefits from a small balcony and a roof area that has its own windows.

Can Lopez be used for anything other than residential purposes?

Just like with any prefab offering, it is possible to use Lopez in a commercial form. However, due to the small size of the property, it is probably going to be too small for the majority of businesses. Nevertheless, due to the open plan nature of Lopez, some businesses may decide to purchase the building for small office space.

How much does Lopez cost?

While Lopez probably isn’t large enough to be a home for a lot of people, its low price means that many individuals will utilize it as a second home or maybe even just a place to rest. The standard cost for the product is $60,000, although this will increase depending on the features that you request in your package. In simple terms, this means Lopez costs just $161 per square foot.

A summary on Lopez

Nobody will argue that Lopez is not a prefab for everyone, as the size of it will simply be too small for practically every family out there. Instead, buyers are likely to be individuals or couples, or maybe even those who want to build a second retreat. The small cost of the building also means that some businesses may consider using it, meaning that while Lopez probably isn’t one of the most popular offerings in the GreenPod catalogue, it is at least one of the most versatile.

Basic Details
  • base price:
  • $60,000 +
  • sq ft:
  • 372
  • base price/sq ft:
  • $161
  • bedrooms:
  • studio
  • baths:
  • 1
  • garage:
  • no
Base Price Includes:
  • Energy efficient windows / doors
  • 2% waste in construction
  • Cement siding
  • Insulation - 2x6 with bat insulation
  • Sustainable floorings
  • Recycled countertops
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Low flush / water saving plumbing
"Greener" and "Greenest" package options:
  • Sips panels (60% energy savings)
  • All FSC certified wood and windows
  • 100% recycled metal roofing
  • Ultra indoor air quality - non toxic cabinets
  • Solar panels and/or hydronic heating
  • Green roof / composting toilets / generators
  • Car charging
  • Interior packages - furnishings, spa