The lightHouse LivingHome series is an innovative line of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that celebrate "the luxury of less" in five ultra-efficient sizes. Thirteen floor plan variations ensure that you can achieve your ideal living space, siting, and view on just about any property. Renderings show the “large” and "2X" sizes.
The line was inspired by Alchemy’s weeHouse®, reflecting fifteen years of design thinking around small-space living. Configurations range from a compact studio to a one-bedroom unit atop a two-car garage, accommodating a variety of uses. Thoughtful details, like included laundry and flexible storage spaces, and window nooks that double as seating and guest sleeping areas, provide utility where it matters most. Carefully-crafted finish options ensure that the units can blend in with their surroundings (or stand out, if you prefer) and adapt to different climates.
Like all LivingHomes, the lightHouse series is designed to meet net-zero standards and ships complete with best-in-class smart home technology and energy monitoring. As a beacon for sustainable living, lightHouse LivingHomes provide the perfect solution for retirement downsizing, vacation cabins, guest houses, home offices, or rental units.
5 sizes & 13 configurations
Garage (2X size only)
Open-concept living area
Alexa-enabled smart home technology
Designed to meet both LEED Platinum and net-zero standards
Choice of finishes, fixtures, appliances, and smart home
Alchemy Architects is a Minnesota-based architectural design studio dedicated to making stimulating, engaging, and efficient design more accessible. Founded by Geoffrey Warner, AIA, the team partners closely with both clients and carefully-selected builders to ensure a harmonious relationship between site, building, and community. Their award-winning work embraces “the luxury of less;” an architecture of restraint, and an efficient, but celebratory, use of resources and materials.
Anatomy of a LivingHome
Your well-being is at the heart of our environmental health and sustainability program, Z6. Every LivingHome features:
Zero VOC paints, stains, and sealants
Mold-resistant, noncombustible drywall
Vents that automatically expel mold-causing humidity
Ample natural daylight
Open floor plans for excellent cross-ventilation
Minimal ductwork to reduce dust and allergens
Spaces that bring the outdoors in
We adhere to a strict environmental health and sustainability program dubbed Z6, which we developed to help us create homes that respect both human and natural systems. And in 2019 we pledged to become fully carbon neutral in our operations by 2028.
We reuse or recycle 80-90% of our construction waste. Our factory uses energy-efficient lighting, cooling, and machinery. We purchase CarbonFund credits to offset our impact.
Sensible building practices
We employ precision engineering to reduce construction waste. We utilize recycled building materials whenever possible. We create a tight building envelope and exceed Title 24 standard performance requirements.
Ultra-efficient heating and cooling systems
Energy Star appliances
Smart energy monitoring
Recycled, high-performance insulation
Drywall with the highest recycled content available (also mold-resistant and non combustible)
Low-flow water fixtures
Solar-ready or net-zero design
Our materials standards, patented building system, and rigorous quality control procedures result in extremely well-built, durable homes.
Our Plant Engineering System ensures design, structural, and manufacturing excellence from the first day of framing to the final walk-through.
Building is conducted in a controlled facility by full-time, highly-trained, and experienced tradespeople.
Materials are extensively researched and carefully vetted for durability and sustainability.
All homes are inspected and approved by state-certified inspectors.
Our standard homes are designed for the way you live, and they’re customizable to your tastes. LivingHomes incorporate functional details and a wide array of carefully-selected finishes, fixtures, appliances, and smart home technology for you to choose from.
Every LivingHome comes with best-in-class connectivity, virtual assistance, security, climate control, and energy monitoring, and you can personalize your smart home experience with your choice of upgrades, like Alexa voice-controlled entertainment streaming and appliances.
We’ll even teach you how to utilize all the benefits of your new smart home through a visit from an Amazon expert, who activates all devices and helps you set up personalized routines.