Our Breezehouse prefab in Healdsburg, CA
The next generation of our iconic Idea House offers private retreats, gathering spaces, and green innovations--all under a soaring roof
The Sunset Breezehouse is the next generation of the design-savvy prefab we debuted in 2005, offering the benefits of an architect-designed custom home with the efficiency of prefab construction. The best elements of our original blueprint remain: soaring, light-filled spaces that blur the line between indoors and out; thoughtful storage; and eco-friendly, energy-efficient construction.
Blu Homes made this architectural icon even more green (all models are LEED certifiable) and technologically advanced—a solar-thermal water heater, radiant-heated floors. It’s also easier to build: Framed with recycled steel, each room is assembled in a state-of-the-art factory before it’s buttoned up and trucked to the building site.
Built into a slope in Sonoma County wine country, the house and guest pod (left) share a 2,490-square-foot back deck, nearly doubling the total living space.
1 | Find your building site (time varies). Make sure local zoning allows prefab construction (Blu Homes can help you navigate this and the permit process). A flat lot will save big bucks on site preparation.
2 | Pick your design and finishes (time varies). Choose from seven designs, each with multiple floor plans, then use software to pick fixtures and finishes. This streamlined process can shave months off the time required for a custom home.
3 | Factory construction (6–8 weeks). Your custom house is efficiently built in a specialized factory in Vallejo, California. Then each module is folded up, wrapped in protective plastic, and loaded onto the back of a truck.
4 | Delivery and setup (2–8 weeks). When the home arrives, a crane lifts it onto a foundation. Then workers unfold the walls and floors, install the decking, hook up the utilities, paint, and hand you the keys.