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Benjamin Benschneider / The Seattle Times

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Prefab home is affordable, light, clean and green

Sun streams into the kitchen from the southwest, offering free heat and light. Otherwise, the home runs on electricity. “We wanted to understand exactly how much electricity we use,” says Robert Humble. “Summer is $60 for two months; winter about $70 for one month.” The counter is EcoTop, a blend of recycled post-consumer and bamboo fibers. Cabinets, sink and appliances are Ikea.