A whole different animal

This isn’t what you think it is. Maybe you discovered ZenniHome because you searched for prefab homes, modular homes or container homes. And we suppose that, technically, those terms can apply to ZenniHome. But your search has led you to something more. Something entirely else.

This is transformative home design by ZenniHome.

Introducing a home that reconfigures space and time. It's like having a fully furnished 900 square foot home in 320 square feet of space. Space that's convert-able, love-able and attain-able.

Turnkey. Turncouch. Turncloset.

This was architecturally designed for a year for just one Denizen … it was part industrial design and part architecture extraordinaire.

It’s steel framed and factory built to be indistinguishable from shipping containers.

Add finishes, textures, colors, and technology of the highest quality.

Please, place your Denizen in the context of its beauty, rugged strength, and long-lasting quality.

Free as a bird.

Liberate your home and your life will follow.

“Architecture, at its highest and finest, is all about the orchestration of relationships in which each and every component is designed to give meaning and life to the whole.  This is as true for a modest structure as it is for a cathedral.”
Designing for the Life of Community at a Time of Great Change, Vern D. Swabach, FAIA, FAICP

“The diversity of place and character that is achieved by drawing on simple compositions and forms is remarkable.  The building blocks of many cities are markedly similar.  What varies is the scale, the finishes … and the site context.”

Made Spaces, Stephen D. James, author and ZenniHome co-founder

Democracy of design.

At ZenniHome, we believe great design should be attainable by everyone, not just the fortunate few. Driven by that core conviction, we’ve found a way to create homes that are not only attainable but downright beautiful. With light-filled spaces that uplift the spirit. And quality materials that are a feast for the eye and gratifying to the touch.

  • For aspiring first-time homeowners.
  • For retirement living and resort living.
  • A family wanting to make room for multiple generations.
  • For a home office or home school.
  • For someone looking to create a rental property.
  • For corporate meetings, events or visiting guests.
  • A developer seeking an answer to cost and supply issues.
  • Or a city that needs a housing solution.

    Buy Online.

    From the comfort of your home, office or simply your computer anywhere in the world, you can order a Denizen home tailored to how you want to live. 

    No agent. No broker. No sales office. No waiting in line. No hassle. No pressure. 

    Radically different.

    This is new math.

    Using less space, ZenniHome requires less energy to heat and cool. 
    Less time to clean and maintain. Less of an investment to own. And, as you can imagine, all that subtraction really adds up.

    Your ZenniHome comes to you.

    In a few short months, the Denizen home you ordered is tailor made for you and quality assured at every step to the highest standards. 

    Your home is meant to move, and it moves easily and quickly. It can travel on any road, any bridge, and any ship. This is not a prefab home.

    In 6 months or less, your ZenniHome arrives at your address.

    Made to order. But without the wait.  Made to travel. But without the hassle.

    It’s like Amazon delivery, but for your home.

    Moving in made easy.

    Your Denizen home is fully furnished as you ordered it when it comes to you. 

    Open your door and find your sofa, tvs, kitchen appliances, tables and chairs, your desk and shelves…. 

    It’s all there, including your bed.

    A lighter life.

    Unbounded, unburdened and rich in experience.

    This is new math.

    Using less space, ZenniHome requires less energy to heat and cool. 

    Less time to clean and maintain. Less of an investment to own. And, as you can imagine, all that subtraction really adds up.

    It costs less to buy. A lot less.

    A Denizen gives you the same living space as a custom-built home requiring significantly more square footage and costing more than $160,000*. That keeps lots of money in your pocket. 

    Your Denizen home comes fully furnished with high-end furnishing and appliances. That keeps another $ 10,000 or more in your pocket.

    And it means your mortgage is less, making it easier to get into your own home.

    * A 900 to 980 square foot home is needed to support the comparable functions a Denizen provides . Pricing is based on the National Home Buyers Association National median cost for 2019 of $ 116/sf.

    ** Based on comparable bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom and outdoor furniture, appliances and electronics.

    A Denizen home is built to the exact size of a standard shipping container.

    That means it can be shipped cost effectively anywhere around the world.

    And it costs less to operate.

    Power your home but keep the energy costs in your wallet. Every month.

    Your Denizen lets you save $2,100 - $3,000. Each. And. Every year.

    Now you can take that vacation, grow your family, play the sport you love, build your nest egg, take that course….

    All while feeling good about the environment.

    * Based on an average cost of $175-250 per month average depending on location and climate.

    Turn your backyard into the living space you need

    For aspiring first-time homeowners. 

    For retirement living and resort living.  

    A family wanting to make room for multiple generations. 

    For a home office. 

    For home school.  

    For a guest house. 

    And for someone looking to create a rental property.

    Earn rental income monthly

    Monthly Rental Income: $ 1,440*

    Operating Expenses
    Property taxes, cleaning: $ 289**

    Mortgage: $ 793**

    Monthly Cash Flow: $ 381

    Time to get started: 6 Months

    *Based on purchase price of $140,000, $14,000 deposit and 4% financing on a 20-year Amortization. Furniture included. Zero energy, minimal water. No maintenance.

    **Rental income based on $80 per nightly stay, 60% occupancy and average 3-night stay. Based on Arizona state taxes

    Net positive … it could happen.

    With integrated solar energy and cutting-edge insulating materials — and with an ingenious manufacturing process that assures every element comes together as a fully integrated, high-performance system — ZenniHome has the ability to achieve net positive energy usage. In other words, the utility company may be sending you a check.

    This is transformative home design by ZenniHome.

    Introducing a home that reconfigures space and time.

    It’s like having a fully furnished 900-square-foot home in 320 square feet of space. Space that’s convert-able, love-able and attain-able.

    FROM ONE, MANY.

    Feels a bit like magic.

    A living home.

    Responsive to the flow and rhythm of your day.

    Smart

    No production home in the world can compare.  Net Zero, On or Off Grid, 10 kilowatt hours of battery storage, solar powered HVAC, 2 liters of free atmospheric bottled water daily, smart TVs, DC (15% cheaper to run) and AC power throughout, Starlink Broadband and Google WIFI with Google Home Hub Max (video calling, security, cameras, Nest thermostats, smart lights, speakers, static picture frame photos and art, etc.), smart locks and cameras on all doors, tankless hot water, combo washer/dryer, robotic furniture controlled with mounted square apps, mobile apps or voice controls, perfect XR augmented reality space for gamers, digital explorers.

    Samsung TV with Apple TV inside is set up for 44” and 50” placement in your ORI Studio and Pocket Closet units.

    This hydropanel replaces over 2 liters of bottled water from your shopping list per day … out of thin air.

    Net positive … it could happen.

    With integrated solar energy and cutting-edge insulating materials — and with an ingenious manufacturing process that assures every element comes together as a fully integrated, high-performance system — ZenniHome has the ability to achieve net positive energy usage. In other words, the utility company may be sending you a check.

    Solar PV Power

    Trina Solar panels… jet black and powerful.

    Battery Power

    Lithium Ion Battery pack for 10kwhrs.

    Outback’s Radian Inverters are world class, sending power to the AC load to your ZenniHome or to the grid for credit from your utility.

    Both AC and DC power at each outlet.  Every time power is converted from AC to DC and back again, energy is lost, mostly in the form of heat. The fewer conversions the power supply undergoes, the lower the losses and the less heat generated. Greater efficiency leads to lower costs, both in capital and O&M.

    In a DC-coupled system, DC solar electricity flows from solar panels that directly feeds into a battery system, meaning there is no inversion of solar electricity from DC to AC and back again before the electricity is stored in the battery. Any electricity produced by the solar panels will be inverted only once (from DC to AC), either as it flows from batteries to your home electrical setup or out to the electrical grid.

    As more DC options become available, DC coupling is gaining in popularity.

    Specs

    • Base Dimensions Length: 20’-0” Width: 16’-0” Height (without foundation): 10’-6” Height (with foundation): 11’-9 Shipped Weight: 19,000 lbs.
    • Area Gross Interior: 320 sf Stoop: 27 sf Deck: 151 sf Total Footprint: 818 sf Built in storage: Ori Closet: 100 cf. Kitchen Cabinets: 52 cf. Additional Cabinets: 34 cf Total Storage: 306 Cubic Feet
    • Additional info: Window Area: 315 sf Ceiling Height: 8’-10” R value of insulation=R50+ KW of Solar=5kw kwhr of Batteries= 10kwhrs Liters per day of drinking water= 2 Utilities savings per month=$38 Number of units that can be stacked safely 7 (more than 3 needs extra sheer nailing) HVAC=1 ton Foundation or pier points=6 Water, Sewer (gray and black), Electric, Gas hookups Tankless Water heater= 9gpm