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THINK OF A DREAM HOME...​ What do you see?

Debbie Glassberg, industrial designer and creator of Home Contained says, “I see a home where others see a container. I see a practical, affordable New American Dream.” Home Contained homes are stylish, light-filled, lofty spaces that bring the outdoors inside. They are easy to keep clean and long-lasting because they are built of upcycled steel and use only the highest quality materials and energy efficient appliances. Glassberg’s Home Contained steel fabricated modular homes are stylish, light-filled, lofty spaces that bring the outdoors inside. Easy to keep clean and long-lasting because they are built of upcycled steel and use only the highest quality materials and environmentally conscious appliances.

Katherine Fergus, Broker/Owner of Elemental Real Estate and Design has been practicing Real Estate and designing beautiful spaces in Humboldt county for many years. Her vision to create Elemental Real Estate + Design was born out of her passion to provide a unique Boutique Brokerage Firm offering personalized client service with a culture centered on trust, loyalty, professionalism and style.

She has extensive knowledge of the building and design world and brings those skills to the table with every transaction. Her attention to detail, thoroughness and intuition regarding the psychology of buying and selling makes working with her a pleasure. Katherine has always been dedicated to her community and giving back. In particular, through active leadership roles in PTO and fundraising for her children’s schools. She has built strong relationships with many local vendors and shares her wealth of knowledge with her clients. Come work with her team for an unparalleled, high quality experience whether you are buying, selling or looking to design a space.



Designed with the Earth in Mind.


Emphasizes clean lines and geometric shapes. Structurally more durable, with very minimal or almost no maintenance. Our buildings emphasizes function!


Renewable energy, lower carbon footprint, low-impact, high-performance materials and energy efficient appliances keep bills low. No roofs to replace, no future painting required, better insulation equals low energy bills! Need to move-take your home with you!


Think Legos! Design your own home with our Steel Modular Modules. They can be reconfigured to create a unique home in a snap! Connect them, span them or stack them 8 high!


HomeFREE is approved in Humboldt County, meaning that you can permit for free and move to the front of the line! California’s permitting process takes longer than most buyers are willing to wait, so the County has sped up the process and pre-approved this ADU. Our ADU “HomeFREE” is a 320-square-foot home, a perfect space for a single person or a couple.

OPTIONS: HomeFREE comes completely furnished, with a built-in daybed, high table, and shelving throughout, but if you don’t want an open plan, we can create a private bedroom with a small closet. If you’d prefer to provide your own furniture, this home can be offered with the kitchen and bathroom only. A tankless water heater and energy efficient appliances throughout keep utility prices low, and we have a pole-mounted solar solution and sprinkler system that address the new Title 24 requirements for California. These additional items are optional if your current home does not need to have these features. If you are worried about the California fires, this home is fireproof and can even be moved, if needed.

Home Contained units save you money over time. We use sustainable materials that will last and, because our designs and materials are of higher quality than many homes, you will never have to deal with the four most costly homeowner repairs: replacing the roof, water heater repair, foundation repair, and siding repair…Our HomeFREE unit will give you more free time to live your life without breaking the bank. Put it in the backyard to house a student, elder, or guest. Out on the back forty, it can be a comfortable home for your caretaker. Cities can put up multiple units to ease the housing shortage or homeless crisis. Gather friends and build a Cottage Community. The possibilities are limitless!

If you are interested in building this home with Humboldt Homes in Humboldt County
please contact us and we can help get you a kit, or a fully finished unit.