A sea of change may be forced on the housing industry as a result of the recession. Prefab (prefabricated) homes are making a big comeback as primary residences, whereas a few years ago, prefabs were primarily vacation homes. Prefabs were originally popular after WWII as returning troops needed quick, affordable housing. Sears actually sold homes delivered by the truckload. Cheaply constructed, but ready to live in mobile homes eliminated the prefab housing business.
But now, as boomers down size and new home owners can’t afford the McMansions, prefab housing is making a huge comeback, fueled by wonderful, eco-friendly designs of all shapes and sizes.