Beautifully Efficient

Fast Assembly

Flatpack Delivery

What We Do

AVAVA Dwellings provides high-quality, sustainable homes that are rapidly assembled. We simplify home building at every step, from design to installation.

6 big ideas

to create 100,000 quality, sustainable homes that the average person can afford

RESOURCE(FUL) CONSERVATION

AVAVA is committed to the creation of healthy, sustainable homes. Our all-electric system can easily be configured for off-the-grid living, and we build with only low-VOC materials. Quality materials with a low carbon footprint is part of our strategy, and we go one step further to build resource conservation into the design:

  • The moment frame reduces concrete required for a foundation by 60%, and wood volume for a frame by 40%. Concrete is responsible for 7% of global CO2 production.
  • Our high-performance envelope (wall, ceiling and windows) greatly reduces the energy needed to heat and cool the home. A small solar system can make an AVAVA home net zero.
  • All building components are made to be recycled or refurbished.

HACK TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION

We simplify the building process and make results consistent by inventing new ways of using common construction materials:

JOIST LOCK
Our patented joist lock connection creates a completely rigid frame out of engineered lumber and just sixteen bolts—no glue, no nails.

NO-SHEAR SIPs (Structural Insulated Panel)
We are innovating a new kind of SIP panel, one that is lighter and more durable. These panels don’t’ need plywood, our frame provides all the shear strength needed.

ADJUSTABLE FOUNDATION
Our frame integrates with a pier and rod foundation that reduces concrete use by 60% and can be adjusted if settling occurs.

FLATPACK

AVAVA micro-homes arrive on a truck in ready-to-assemble components. The entire home can be built in 4-6 weeks depending on finishes—with zero construction waste. In addition to being fast and convenient, our flatpack system:

  • Is the only prefab system that can fit through tight spaces to infill restricting sites or backyards
  • Does not require advanced construction skills to assemble
  • Allows for dis-assembly and relocation of entire homes

CREATE A PRODUCT NETWORK

Residential homes are constructed in fundamentally the same way as they were 100 years ago. All other industries—including automotive, electronics, even furniture—have experienced leaps in production efficiency by leveraging digital design tools and mechanized manufacturing. AVAVA has a plan to bring home construction into the 21st century.

  • Factory production of homes creates consistent results while driving down costs, and reduces the chance of worker-related injury.
  • We acquire high quality, sustainably sourced materials at bulk pricing.
  • Increases labor efficiency and provides jobs for multiple skill sets.

RADICAL ADAPTABLILITY

Stewart Brand described buildings as having 6 functional systems, all with their own performative requirements and effective lifespans. We create a product with a nearly unlimited lifespan by allowing the building to be efficiently serviced and upgraded whenever necessary.

Buckminster Fuller coined the term ephemeralization: the ability to do “more and more with less and less.”

We bring these concepts together by isolating building systems and choosing strategies that use the least amount of resources to do the most amount of work.

Our approach is meant for the long term. AVAVA products can be upgraded or serviced as materials change, technology improves, and parts reach the end of their useful lifespan.

INNOVATION

Our approach to design, building and the tools we invent can be applied in any context or scale:

  • We provide a tool for architects to build any number of designs—we can achieve wide openings and cantilevers at lower cost—and with wood instead of steel.
  • Acquiring permits for 20 individual micro-homes can take ⅓ the time of as getting a single 20 unit apartment building permitted in many urban jurisdictions.
  • Our minimal need for foundation footprints and our flatpack delivery system makes building on challenging sites and reaching remote locations much more simple and efficient.
  • Our minimal need for expensive and hard-to-find specialized construction labor makes building in urban areas faster and less expensive.

FAST.

We can build homes several times faster than standard construction methods.

SIMPLE.

To innovate is to simplify. Our system makes it easy to get great results.

CONSCIOUS.

From eliminating waste to research in rapid delivery of net zero housing, we have a new vision for creating living spaces.

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