According to EarthTechling, Panoramic Interests is developing a LEED Platinum, 23 modular- unit housing development in a building in San Francisco with solar water heating, low flow faucets, water cachement and other green features packed into 295 square foot units with natural light and ventilation. The 16 modules were built by Zeta Communities, and while they resemble a hotel room, they have full size refrigerators and storage that go to the top of the nine-foot ceilings. In one model a dining set appears once the queen-size Murphy bed is stored away; another model has twin beds, but both have a window seat that converts to a guest bed and then to a table for three. MHProNews has learned the modular units rent for $1600 a month, well below the going rate for studio apartments in San Francisco.
(Photo credit: EarthTechling/Panoramic Interests)