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Prefab 2.0

Homeowners opt for modular houses for a budget-friendly real estate alternative

Implications - The rise of the caravan gave homes to a generation of nomads, and now their children are young adults. Instead of buying overpriced homes in a down market, consumers are mortgaging land and empty lots to buy modular homes--a 21st-century alternative to the "own your house, rent your land" ideal.
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Sleek Modular Beach Homes
Sleek Modular Beach Homes
The Progettospore F Club Brings Style to the Surf
There's nothing worse than walking along a beautiful beach and seeing a monumental eyesore standing on the opposite side of the ocean. You hope that when you visit something as spectacular as the ocean… MORE
Hip Pod Houses
Hip Pod Houses
'Module-Home' Architecture Has Solar Panels and Water Saving Systems
We all know about container homes, luxury modular homes and bizarre pod homes - all of which are not environmentally friendly. Finally, we now have modern-looking, eco-friendly homes that don’t cost the… MORE
Floating Eco-Homes
Floating Eco-Homes
The Magma Design LoftFloat Will Stay Above the Sinking Real Estate Market
Often when I think of modular homes, an image of cheap, thrown-together housing comes to mind, but the Magma Design LoftFloat is the complete opposite of that. Designed by Toni Clariana and Enoc Armengol,… MORE
Reflective Pre-Fab Homes
Reflective Pre-Fab Homes
The A Cero Modularing House is one of a Kind in a Mass Produced Market
Though many of the specs for the 'A Cero Modularing House' are standardized, it is easy to look past that once you see the shiny exterior and the pristine interior. Headed by Joaquin Torres, the 'A Cero… MORE
Straw and Hemp Homes
Straw and Hemp Homes
Modcell Prefab Homes are Good Looking and Sustainable
Modcell has found a way to build the ultimate in organic, eco-freindly, and sustainable prefab homes. They utilize straw and hemp materials coupled with prefabricated panels to ensure highly energy efficient… MORE
Strap-On Porches
Strap-On Porches
The Plant Room Gives Apartment Dwellers a Shot at Having a Shed
I hate the sheds in my backyard, but I could probably dig the Plant Room. This strap-on shed/porch is perfect for city slickers who wish they were able to grow a little somethin' somethin'. The Plant… MORE
Self-Powered Prefab Homes
Self-Powered Prefab Homes
The Global Sustainable Home by John Farag
Perhaps the pièce de résistance of prefab housing, the Global Sustainable Home could put other green homes to shame. Manufactured in a series of sections and then assembled on site, the Global Sustainable… MORE
play_circle_filled Pricey Prefab Housing
Pricey Prefab Housing
WeeHouse Ups Its Pricing and Eco-Friendliness (UPDATE)
The WeeHouse is a sensible, stylish alternative to suburban tract homes or rural manufactured homes. It is versatile, can be customized, and can be installed in a number of otherwise difficult situations… MORE
Piped Prefab Homes
Piped Prefab Homes
The A-Ring House in Japan Uses Aluminum to Reduce Energy Costs
More and more, house hunters are looking for eco-friendly homes that not only do good, they must look good too. The A-ring house (Aluminum-ring House 3) in Kanazawa, Japan, fits beautifully into both categories.… MORE
Modular Skid Homes
Modular Skid Homes
Renovations are a Snap When You Live in the Pallet House
Now c’mon, you can’t possibly get any more environmentally friendly than the Pallet House. When you’re using recycled skids that are often found at loading docks as your main building material, you deserve… MORE

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