Permit-free Mono mini-prefab can be set up for $22K

© Drop Structures Whether it’s tiny homes , hotels or location-independent housing , prefab is slowly but surely gaining mainstream acceptance , as more and more people understand the benefits of greater flexibility, consistency of quality and reduced construction times. Prefab can also be an addition to existing buildings too, like this lovely little prefab cabin from Alberta, Canada’s Drop Structures , which is intended as an auxiliary workspace, guest room or mini-retreat out in nature. Called Mono, it measures 106 square feet (or about 8.5 feet by 12.5 feet, not including a 4-foot-long deck ) and is 12 feet high — which means that it doesn’t need a permit in most parts of North America. © Drop Structures © Drop Structures © Drop Structures The trailer-free Mono was intentionally designed in such a way so that it could pass muster with most municipal regulations, unlike the more ambiguous (and potentially larger and trailer-bound) tiny house. It also has been designed with a more luxurious aesthetic in mind, says Drop Structures co-founder Ryan Abernathy on Dwell : Our structures are designed as a means of expanding ideas on how to improve one’s lifestyle beyond the traditional sense of, ‘I […]

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