WHITTIER, Calif. — In Whittier, Southwest Carpenter’s apprentices are building a housing prototype designed by Urban Awnings.

According to Urban Awnings, the housing model features ADA compliant micro-units with a kitchen, living space and a private bathroom.

The building will be covered with a solar paneled awning that provides indoor and outdoor spaces to protect the housing structure from the elements.

The estimated cost per unit is about $140,000. It’s also a housing option that caught the attention of Los Angeles Mayor-elect Karen Bass.