The C6 by prefab company LivingHomes in collaboration with Make It Right and architect William McDonough, is the first lower-cost, zero-energy, zero-carbon and LEED Platinum® level production home (wow).

Debuting at Modernism Week & the Upcoming TED 2012 Conference, the C6 was designed as part of a new partnership with Make It Right, the nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt after Hurricane Katrina, and renowned architect William McDonough. The collaboration will bring 150 Cradle to Cradle inspired LEED Platinum homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each C6 to help support the efforts of Make It Right.

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1232-square-foot home is perfect for a small family or couple. Its design is inspired by the California homes created by Joe Eichler in the 50s and 60s with its open floor plan. Each home includes cork flooring, wood ceiling millwork and siding, glass doors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows as well as a full-feature lighting control system that’s iPhone-controlled.

Moreover, the C6 is the first Energy Star® certified production home with a LEED Platinum level environmental program. It achieves some fantastic ideals and sets a new standard for prefab living by being zero energy, zero water, zero emissions, zero carbon, and zero waste. That’s pretty impressive. Let’s hope that homebuilders everywhere can take note.

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

LivingHomes C6 Home in main architecture  Category

Want one? The C6, built by Cavco, is available in most states for $179,000 ($145/sf) and can be fully constructed in less than two months and installed on-site in one day.

Photos by Izumi Tanaka.