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Your Ultimate Guide To Prefab Homes - Green Diary In recent years, we’ve seen some highly ultramodern homes going beyond the reach of the commoners. Keeping it a bit low, where an average American home costs about $200,000 (more or less), a distinctively attractive abode, dubbed as Prefab Home – unrelated to the futuristic aspect of living; promises style, of course – has gradually come to the fore. Frequently derided as trailer homes, mobile homes, manufactured housing, and modular homes, these wide trailers or mobile-home parks are, now, an essential part of modern American way of life. The Trend: Image Courtesy Having said that these nomadic houses were once looked down upon, the current financial turmoil, however, has led people to consider limiting their needs and embrace minimalism. Average time to set up a prefab home: What should interest a prospect homebuyer about prefabs is their epigrammatic construction-time. The Design and Construction: The smartly designed prefabricated houses make a space feel larger than it is. • itHouse

Homes | Custom Prefab Green Homes │ mkDesigns 3-4 bedrooms + additional pods3 baths1 level56' x 54'starting at $635,000optional pod $155,000+ 2-3 bedrooms2-2.5 baths1 level57' x 39' - 6"starting at $350,000 3 bedrooms2 baths1 level60' x 36' | 71' x 40'starting at $465,000+ 2-3 bedrooms2 baths1 level57' x 20' - 6"$285,000+ 2 bedrooms + additional pods2 bathrooms1 level36' x 64' - 6"starting at $465,000optional pod $155,000+ 2-4 bedrooms3 baths2 levels48' x 20' footprintstarting at $446,000 3-4 bedrooms2.5-3 baths2 levels64'10" x 40'starting at $665,000 studio to 2 bedrooms1 bath1 level18'6" x 25' | 18'6" x 37' | 18'6" x 49'starting at $155,000 for full home 2 cars + storageL-Series | W-Series | S-Series | Carport22'x26' | 26'x22' | 26'8"x22'8" | 24'x24'6"garage starts at $45,500carport starts at $30000

Studio 804 - Modular 3 Prefab House Previously featured on Archinnovations for their Sustainable Prototype, Studio 804 is a design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Studio 804 provides students with critical knowledge that prepares them for their future work as young architects in a rapidly changing and challenging profession. This is another tour-de-force by this program. Modular 3 takes full advantage of the 1,200 square feet of living space offering two bedrooms and one bath, with a movable storage wall that creates a flexible design where a single bedroom can become an office and separate storage space. Wood is the natural material of choice for building the prefabricated units, as it is economical, easy to assemble, and flexible in maintaining structural tolerances. Each modular unit is constructed alongside one another in the warehouse to ensure that tolerances are maintained throughout the process. Trackback(0)

PieceHomes Standard Series Standard As the name of this range of products will highlight, the Standard series by Piece Homes focus around their basic prefab offerings which are built with the affordability principle in mind. In total, there are nine products will fall under the Standard umbrella: 2250MV3Solar WallSolar PassageVenice 2Venice 3The SingleThe Double320 As some may gather through the name of this building, it is set across 2,250 square feet of internal floor space. The name of this product is less descriptive although for those that are interested, the 'MV' stands for mountain view where the initial design was based while the '3' is there because of the three module approach the building takes. Solar Wall The extensive use of glass doors is the reason behind the name of this product, while it has managed to incorporate four bedrooms and three bathrooms as well. Solar Passage Venice 2 Venice 3 The Single The Double Piece Homes Standard series:

Prefab is Not the Answer to Affordable, Modern, and Green Homes This article was authored by guest Chad Ludeman of Postgreen Homes. Prefab homes seem to be showing up more and more in the media these days, especially with two large exhibits in Philadelphia showcasing their history this year. Like many, I hoped that prefab would be the answer to bringing modern architecture to the masses in the US and beyond. I thought that finally, modern home design would be attainable by those of us who aren’t pulling in lofty six figure incomes. That was until I conducted extensive research into the possibility of starting a development company in Philadelphia using only prefab homes. Don’t get me wrong, I love prefab and many of the firms out there with cutting edge designs in the prefab realm. Below we will look at this issue from two points of view. Prefab’s Claims to Greatness There are a variety of claims made by prefab proponents to support the idea that this method of home delivery is the best way to provide modern architecture to the masses. They are:

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