The cut of architect Rocio Romero jib is well worth mentioning here at Small House Style. Young, creative, educated and all about small homes with style. I first saw Romero’s work on Allison Arief’s New York Times op-blog in same company with none other than R. Buckminster Fuller, who brought us this gem of a quote way back in the first half of the twentieth century:
“Our beds are empty two-thirds of the time. Our living rooms are empty seven-eighths of the time. Our office buildings are empty one-half of the time. It’s time we gave this some thought.”
Good company for Romero to keep when her company’s explanation of purpose seems to hinge around another gem on her website:
“Great design should be timeless and comfortable. It’s about thoughtful quality not quantity.”
Great design is exactly what Romero accomplishes with her LV series of homes. Her LVM model dimensioning in at 625 square feet, is a lightweight on footprint. However, the new homeowner wouldn’t really notice only having one bedroom or a studio for that matter with the right home placement. The windows in everyone of Romero’s prefabs are huge and positioned methodically to let tons of light in and your gaze across the well appointed interior to the out, out, great outdoors.
The homes are all boxes or rectangles making flat packing possible, thereby reducing the size and or number of trucks needed to ship the prefab units to the site. Speaking of pre fabrication, this method of home building can be spectacularly efficient at reducing waste, expediting delivery, reducing costs and keeping tight reigns on quality control.
You can see Rocio Romero and her wonderful homes at www.rocioromero.com, visit her company in Perryville, MO, or call them at 573-547-9078 ext 104. Reinforced roof models are available to meet snow load or hurricane requirements in your neck of the world – the roofs are flat after all.
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