Model Home of the Future: Flexible, Affordable, Quick-Build Home For Urban Infill

NOVEMBER 9, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM

  • The Plugin House is a quick-build, affordable, stylish home that addresses today’s multi-pronged housing issues.
  • 2016 Alamo Street
  • Austin, TX 78722

Model Home of the Future: Flexible, Affordable, Quick-Build Home For Urban Infill

The Plugin House is a modular low-cost house using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) designed to be deployed at scale in existing communities as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), as well as for the institutional social housing market such as disaster relief and transitional housing.

The Plugin House offers a small-scale housing option that is designed to fit into a wide range of urban and rural conditions. The proprietary system manufactured in the US uses pre-fabricated parts that consist of insulation, structure, interior and exterior finishes molded into one modular panel. The entire house can be installed by 4 people in 4-6 hours with minimal tools.

Key elements of the Plugin House and its potential to improve the entire housing process:

  • Increase housing stock, slow rising housing prices, and address the affordability crisis while minimizing displacement and disruption
  • 25% less costly than traditional built homes
  • 50% less building time than traditional built homes
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Turnkey service including permitting, inspections, foundation, framing, installation, utilities, and interiors

Come hear the founders tell the story of this innovative housing concept and discuss its potential societal impact.

  • Anmol Mehra, Co-founder, Plugin House Company
  • Anmol is a socially conscious housing developer focusing on residential projects at the intersection of affordability and density that often benefit underserved groups including artists, refugees, and people recovering from addiction. He holds a mid-career Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as well as an MBA and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas. Anmol worked 15 years as a senior equity analyst and portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments before leaving to attend the Harvard Kennedy School.

    James Shen, Co-founder, Plugin House Company

  • James is the Co-founder of PluginHouse Company and Co-founder/Principal at People’s Architecture Office, an award winning architectural practice. He received his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Product Design from California State University, Long Beach. He was a Harvard Loeb Fellow and a Research Fellow at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

  • 2016 Alamo Street
  • Austin, TX 78722
  • DAY
  • Tuesday, November 9th
  • TIME
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Plugin House, Public Benefit Corporation
  • Public policy professionals, real estate professionals, urban design and planning professionals, nonprofit partners working in affordable housing and social services, land owners, local government officials, general public
  • Yes

2016 Alamo Street
Austin, TX 78722