Archiblox is an Australian architecture and design company that has created the world's first sustainable prefabricated home. Measuring at 300 square feet, the company's sustainable homes are constructed in just 12 to 28 weeks from materials that are free of formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and other chemicals that harm the environment. Inside, the carbon-positive (or energy-generating) home features an indoor garden, lots of windows, and cooling tubes that force cool air from the earth into the home. Outside, homeowners will enjoy the benefits of solar panels and mechanisms that recycle old water for reuse. The end result: A home that emits just 1,016 tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime--or the equivalent of taking about 270 cars off the road.
public or private: Private
headquarters: Melbourne, Australia