The Goods: Prefab Spaces

Both of these prefab spaces by Canadian brands were debuted at the recent IDS 2024 show and serve as unique guest dwellings or studios that allow users to immerse themselves in nature.

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arhome | arcana

Hospitality brand arcana has unveiled a new prefab cabin experience. Conceptualized by Vancouver-based architect Michael Leckie of Leckie Studio and constructed by by Oakville-based Hummingbird Hill Homes and Toronto-based Studio Morro, these guest dwellings immerse guests in nature while also ensuring comfort. The craftsmanship, hospitality-grade finishes, and sustainable materials create a unique, fully assembled solution that serve as guest accommodations.

Arhome spans across 275 square feet and features floor-to-ceiling red oak interiors, a spacious picture window that offers panoramic views, a queen bed, a kitchen with a dining table, a full bathroom with a rain shower and separate water closet, heated floors, year-round air conditioning, a built-in sound system, and luxurious finishes.

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HUTT,  designed, made in, and shipped from Canada, provides a permit-free, prefab structure that is delivered pre-assembled and is designed to be used as a backyard studio, office, or fitness space.

There are two sizes to choose from and both include an in-roof solar array, battery storage, high-performance windows, and a sustainably grown timber construction.  Starting at 100 square feet, HUTT is electrified, and owners have the option of adding heating and cooling.

HUTT aims to provide Canadians with “the next generation of homes” that are sustainable, adaptable, and affordable.

Every model in the CABN lineup also comes built with a patented Energy Informed Design and is net-zero and off-grid capable.