Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

LifeEdited Maui

LifeEdited:Maui is a model for how we can innovate to live in the future. It allows a family to live a big, happy, modern, convenient off-grid life in a 1,000 square foot home that functions like one twice its size. You may have already seen it in the New York Times and you’ll soon see it on TV. Some key details:

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LifeEdited began in 2010 when Graham Hill, founder of popular eco website TreeHugger, crowdsourced his 420 sft New York City apartment. Named LifeEdited 1, it demonstrates the “less but better” lifestyle by creating a beautiful apartment with the functionality of a much larger space – seats 12 for dinner, has proper sleeping quarters for 2 guests, a great home office, a home theater, and is extremely energy efficient. With its own TED talk, three NYT features and coverage by most major media outlets, it has become one of the most widely published apartments in the world. The follow-on project, LifeEdited 2, has similar functionality, in an even smaller 350sft space. You may have seen it on the cover of Dwell or on Dream Big Live Small.

Would you like a home or apartment like this? If so, read more about our design consulting service. Would you like an apartment building like this? If so, read more about our services for real estate developers and consultants. And if you are interested in renting or owning this specific home or the LE2 apartment in NYC, please contact us.

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Acer: Water tanks
Airlite: Purelite Interior paint
All-Clad: TK cookware set
Andersen: MultiGlide, 100 series windows & doors
Ann Sacks: Stampino & Savoy tiles
August: Smart Lock Pro, Doorbell Cam Pro
Bento Build: Lattice Kitchen
Blue Planet Energy: Blue Ion 2.0 Energy Storage
Boll & Branch: Organic bedding & towels
Cali Bamboo: Bamboo Engineered Flooring
eGauge: Energy meter
Freitag: Bags and clothing
Full Circle: Nesting bowls, other smart kitchen things
HAWAII OFF-GRID
Insteon: Smart dimmers and remote control outlets
KOHLER: Abrazo bath and many fixtures
Krups: SAVOY Coffee Maker
Magnum Bikes: Electric bikes
Meural: Canvas art monitor
Modern Fan Company: IC/Air3 & Cirrus ceiling fans
Neato: Botvac D5 Connected
Nest: Nest Cams, Secure alarm, Protect smoke + CO alarm
Oliver Yaphe: Rugs, runners, pillows, more
Plumen: 003 Dimmable LED Pendant Set
Pono Grown Farm Center
Ravensburger: The best games
Resource Furniture: Transforming furnishings
Rich Brilliant Willing: Crisp & Monocle lighting
Richlite: Countertops & table tops
Rowenta: Eco Iron, Silent Table Fan
Sense: Energy monitor
Separett: Composting waterless toilets
simplehuman: Trash cans, soap dispensers, more
Slyde Handboards: Handboards
Smeg: Induction cooktop, refrigerator, other kitchen appliances
Stelton: Pure Black knives
Sunflare: Sun2 Sunflare flexible solar panels
Tuft & Needle: Mattresses
Vanatoo: Transparent Zero speakers
WORX: Landroid Robotic Mower

  • gblock

    final bill was, what, between $500K – $1million?

    still impressive!

  • Kyle

    You’re quoted in the New York Times article as saying the house was more expensive than you hoped, but if you made another it could be done more cheaply.

    How much cheaper could you get it? I’m not sure sustainability matters too much if it’s limited only to millionaires. Although admittedly, the Sunflare solar panels and the Blue Ion batteries look really interesting.

  • Daniel Vincent

    Any idea when/if this is going to air on DiY/HGTV? What was the total cost to build something like this in Maui?

    • lifeedited

      Hello again Daniel. We don’t have an air date yet for DIY/HGTV. We’ll post when we know.