Amazon’s Alexa Fund invests in Plant Prefab, a start-up specializing in the sustainable construction of prefab homes.

It’s no secret that Amazon has been moving into the smart home sector—in fact, just this month they launched over a dozen Alexa-powered smart home devices. So it really isn’t much of a surprise that this week, Amazon’s Alexa Fund—which has backed start-ups focused on voice technology—has announced its investment in Plant Prefab, a Southern Californian start-up specializing in building prefab homes using sustainable construction processes and materials. It’s a new direction for the online retailer, and Paul Bernard, director of the Alexa Fund, expressed his excitement in a statement: “We’re thrilled to support [Plant Prefab] as they make sustainable, connected homes more accessible to customers and developers.”  

Plant Prefab constructs the modules that become their prefab homes at their 62,000-square-foot facility in Rialto, California, before shipping the parts to the build site. Site work is performed while the home undergoes construction, saving substantial build time and minimizing neighborhood disruptions. The company also teams up with select design partners to create high-quality, custom projects. Scroll ahead to take a look at some of the homes the SoCal prefab builder is currently making. 

A Modern Barnhouse in Oakland 

In less than a full day of work, Plant Prefab put together this home in Oakland’s Golden Gate neighborhood. The two-story prefab was designed as a modern barnhouse by Lance Lowrey of GAEA Architecture Design and features three-bedrooms, two-baths and 1,740 square feet of living space.

In less than a full day of work, Plant Prefab put together this home in Oakland’s Golden Gate neighborhood. The two-story prefab was designed as a modern barnhouse by Lance Lowrey of GAEA Architecture Design and features three-bedrooms, two-baths and 1,740 square feet of living space.



Plant Prefab

AD1: The Versatile Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Here, Plant Prefab partnered with LivingHomes, one of the top sustainable home design firms in the nation, on the LivingHome AD1, a versatile Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) designed to fit either in backyards, or as a main structure on an empty lot. The LivingHome AD1 was designed to be flexible and comes in various finish options.

Here, Plant Prefab partnered with LivingHomes, one of the top sustainable home design firms in the nation, on the LivingHome AD1, a versatile Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) designed to fit either in backyards, or as a main structure on an empty lot. The LivingHome AD1 was designed to be flexible and comes in various finish options. 

Plant Prefab

AD1 is available now for $99,000 and comes complete with all finishes, fixtures, and appliances. With site and utility work, permits and other fees, a complete AD1 can cost as low as $160,000 in the Los Angeles area.

Plant Prefab

See the full story on Dwell.com: Amazon Joins Forces With Plant Prefab, a Smart Housing Startup

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