ARADO WEEHOUSE: The Modular Prefab Micro House By Alchemy Architects


A violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra and her family enjoy off-grid living in the original weeHouse located on Minnesota prairie land near Lake Pepin. The interior is completely wrapped in douglas fir and features IKEA built-in cabinetry and kitchen elements as well as floor to ceiling Andersen windows on both sides. The exterior is clad in cementitious siding painted with an oxidizing paint which provides a rustic yet hardy finish. This original, 336 SF weeHouse was built in-factory by Geoffrey Warner and a team of craftsmen for approximately $60,000 in 2003 and now stands as the iconic image for the weeHouse identity. With sustainable practices as a mainstay of their daily work, Alchemy utilizes recycling and reuse along with building strategies  that reduce waste.  The multidisciplinary team draws inspiration from art, literature, history, and leading creative thinkers to create alternative and atypical project solutions.  Alchemy’s innovation on the WeeHouse prefab system and “tightwad panache” renovations has gained recognition on an international scale. For more information or to get in touch with the architects, just follow the link below.