Our resident Swede, Izabella Simmons, first came across Leva Kungslador in Visby, Sweden, a few years ago, when the shop/gallery/bakery had just started producing prefab housing. The company, Leva Husfabrik, has since expanded operations, offering prefabs ranging from 270 square feet to multiroom residences over 1,000 square feet. The idea is to offer sustainably produced wood-frame houses for a modern holiday home, affordable permanent residence, artist studio, or versatile backyard office. Good news if you’re in Sweden. As for the rest of us, we’ll have to wait for a Leva-like option to come stateside. Here’s a look (and for more information, visit Leva Husfabrik).
For more fab prefabs, see our posts:
- Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan
- Upstate Style: A New York Prefab by Way of Austria
- Beyond Prefab in a Sonoma Weekend Retreat
N.B.: This story originally ran on March 30, 2018 and has been updated with new links and info.
Frequently asked questions
What is Leva Husfabrik?
Leva Husfabrik is a company that designs and produces customizable modular homes in Scandinavia.
What are the benefits of modular homes?
Modular homes are built off-site and delivered to the final location, resulting in quicker and more efficient construction timelines. They can also be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly compared to traditional construction methods.
What customization options are available for Leva Husfabrik homes?
Leva Husfabrik homes are completely customizable with a variety of floor plans, finishes, and materials. Customers can choose from different exterior finishes, windows, doors, roofing, and more.
What is the lead time for Leva Husfabrik homes?
The lead time for Leva Husfabrik homes typically ranges from 3-6 months depending on customization options and factory production schedules.
What are the installation requirements for Leva Husfabrik homes?
Leva Husfabrik homes require a foundation prepared by a local contractor and access to electrical and plumbing connections. Installation time can vary depending on site conditions and weather.
Does Leva Husfabrik offer international shipping?
Leva Husfabrik currently only delivers their homes to Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark). However, they are open to discussing potential international shipping options on a case-by-case basis.