A New LA Startup Wants to Build You a Secret Clubhouse

Cover uses science to create modish, custom tiny homes

By Reuben Brody

A New LA Startup Wants to Build You a Secret Clubhouse
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11 December 2017

The great thing about L.A.: backyards.

The great thing about backyards: you can build a little shack back there.

Or you can let Cover do it.

Cover makes modish, eco-friendly “backyard studios” in a matter of weeks, and they’re now taking custom orders in Los Angeles.

Office, poolhouse, a place to stick in your in-laws — no matter your use case, they’ve got you, ahem, covered.

Here’s how it works:

You go on their site, select a size, and then jot down some particulars about your backyard. This helps Cover plot the ideal location, orientation and building specs.

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Inside, you’ll select what type of storage you need (everything is built-in to help maximize space) and your desired finish colors. Then an algorithm comes up with a floorplan.

As far as energy goes, the aluminum walls — which are sheathed in wood — radiate heat. You can also add solar power as an additional option.

You approve; they prefabricate, and a crew comes over to get the job done.

All in, the process takes around 16-24 business days.

Try to keep the peace with the in-laws until then.

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