Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on February 24, 2009
I’m not sure what I like more: the weeHouse website or the weeHouse itself. As far as prefabs go, the weeHouse is similar to the Micro-compact in that it arrives by truck, factory-built and ready to live in, and it can be set down just about anywhere. Even on your roof.
Framed in wood and steel and floored in sustainable bamboo, the house is can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be. From the LiveRight studio apartment-sized to the 2 bedroom SleepTight, the weeHouse was “inspired by sustainable design principles such as building small and efficiently.” But unfortunately, that’s about as “G” as the wee gets in the base model. If wee want greener materials and systems (solar, a green roof, etc.) wee have to request them.
But that’s all good in the weeHood because the wee was made for customization, which is where the über-cool website comes into play. Whether you need a house, a cabin, a playroom or an office, there’s a weeHouse for you. And you can peruse them all so long as you have the latest version of Flash installed on your computer. (The site’s build and price function is not up and running yet, but it’s still fun to scroll through the various floor plans and stacking options.) There are even informative downloads for more serious-about-buying site visitors.
I will definitely be back to look at the 2008 wees. Hopefully by 2009 I’ll have my own. And whenever I invite people over, I’ll say, “Hey, you want to check out my wee?”