New Orleans is First US Location for Eco-Luxury MEKA Modular Homes - Starting at Just $40,000!

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The first eco-friendly US produced MEKA modular shipping container home has arrived in its permanent location in New Orleans. MEKA designs each of their unique modular buildings inspired by traditional steel shipping containers – with its own proprietary design.

Eco-friendly MEKA homes are a chic and modern solution to contemporary living spaces that can be tailor-made to fit almost anyone’s budget. The New Orleans property has been purchased by PF Developers, who specialize in rentals. They are looking at the possibility of using MEKA homes for future developments.

Homes arrive almost fully built, starting at around 320 sq feet and going up to 1920 sq ft. Costs, including delivery, begin with MEKA’s studio units costing around $43,900.

Whether you want to live in the city, in the country, by a lake or near the beach, MEKA has the solution. High in design, low in cost, with no surprise costs or long construction time, MEKA homes arrive 95% ready-built, only needing minimal assembly and hook up for water, electric and gas services. Made from ISO Shipping containers, the strongest modular structures in the world, MEKA is hurricane proof, earthquake proof, fireproof and exceeds international building codes. And because of their durability, upkeep and maintenance is minimal. Additionally, solar panel electricity is available, as are a variety of other green options for off grid living.

Founder, Michael de Jong came up with the idea of MEKA after years of building luxury homes in Belize. Says de Jong: “Many prospective homeowners want to avoid the hassle, wait time and hidden costs of traditional construction. No one wants to wait a year and then find out the price of materials and labors have increased by a third or more. No one wants to deals with unreliable contractors or builders.”

Continues de Jong, “Especially since the recession, people are looking for ease and affordability. They no longer want the oversized “monster” houses that were popular years ago, but intelligent, practical living spaces. They want usable, livable interiors that are also chic and luxurious.”

Designed by co-founder Jason Halter and the design team at MEKA, homes balance luxury and simplicity. The exterior cladding is treated pine, wrapped around the most durable steel frame imaginable. To balance the strength and monumentality of the home, natural light infuses the space from multiple sources, including floor to ceiling windows, and even a porthole window.

The main living spaces are finished with bamboo floors and ceilings, and the wide bands of hurricaine rated windows, make you feel as if you were outside as much as in the comfort of your own home.

Key to MEKA homes’ sustainability is its building system and selection of materials, with less construction waste than traditional building and low environmental impact on your site. MEKA is committed to a strategic approach to homebuilding and to sustainable building practices.

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