ADU PLS-4 Personal Living Space Units

ADU PLS-4 Personal Living Space Units

ADU PLS-4 Personal Living Space Units

James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

The ADU PLS-4 is a 4-unit, 256 square-foot unit providing basic, rapid, semi-mobile shelter, creating comfortable personal living space and privacy for 4 individuals.

Conceptual Idea Only


4 bed / 0 bath

$9,500 / resident

Long-Term/Permanent (15+ years)

days offsite days onsite

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Concept Owner / Company: James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

JHAI with Forward Modular Buildings Inc. has developed a series of prefab and modular Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADU’s) for flexible uses including: guest housing, office, studio, and storage. The rapid deployment and relocatable ADU PLS-4 provides basic, safe, comfortable personal living space and privacy, for 4 individuals, where centralized services, such as hygiene and food preparation facilities, are available.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $38,000
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 4 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $9,500
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 256 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 unit
  • Used for Shelter Before: Not used as shelter yet
  • Readiness: Conceptual Idea Only
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: No
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: <90 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Moderate (prefab assembly)
  • % Built Onsite: 50% – Some Prefab Parts Assembled On-Site/Flat Pack
  • Portability: Semi-Mobile (detachable, minor disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Long Term/Permanent (15+ years)


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