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 - The Progettospore F Club Brings Style to the Surf
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Warm 96,345 Clicks Pub: Mar 16, 10
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 - 'Module-Home' Architecture Has Solar Panels and Water Saving Systems
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Warm 168,563 Clicks Pub: Mar 10, 09
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 - The Magma Design LoftFloat Will Stay Above the Sinking Real Estate Market
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Warm 38,606 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 10
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 - The A Cero Modularing House is one of a Kind in a Mass Produced Market
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Warm 69,307 Clicks Pub: Apr 15, 10
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 - Modcell Prefab Homes are Good Looking and Sustainable
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Warm 56,557 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 10
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 - The Plant Room Gives Apartment Dwellers a Shot at Having a Shed
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Warm 21,068 Clicks Pub: Apr 2, 10
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]
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