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Maxi Good: Minimod Homes

By Chere Di Boscio

Building a new home usually has a profound ecological impact. From sourcing materials from far and wide to transporting them to the site, there is much transport involved; then there is construction waste, which accounts for a large chunk of landfill in almost all countries around the world.




But several companies are coming up with solutions to reduce a new home’s eco impact, and one of these is Minimod. 

Using prefab mobile units made from a steel frame and sustainable wood, the modules created by this Brazilian-born company can be easily taken apart and reassembled just about anywhere, reducing waste, and causing no harm to natural surroundings.




These Minimod homes are small but chic in a minimalist way, and are perfect for any environment, be it on the shores of a tranquil beach, in the middle of a forest, or even in the desert. No wonder Minimod was preselected for the Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning in 2014.


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In addition, the expansion and addition of new modules can be performed following the client’s needs and budget. Understood as an open system, Minimod presents itself as an unfinished project, a catalyst for future exploitation by the homeowner, allowing him or her the flexibility to truly make a Minimod module the dream home they’d always hoped for.


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Photos by Leonardo Finotti ©

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