Design Model: aktiv
745 Sq ft
You put it together yourself, you guess it, all with your own personal Allen wrench.
Nah just joking, I couldn't help it.
I love the idea BUT
Everyone in the business knows that prefabs haven't arrived yet when it comes to cost. A small 1bed 1bath For $86K ? I don't think so, oh and remember YOU still have to purchase the land on which to sit this thing on. Oh and you would want to make sure the price at least includes the Crane rental as well as any permit fees for that crane, if one is needed.
Hey if Sears and Montgomery Wards can do it why not....
Last edited by RENOG; 03-01-2012 at 05:00 PM.
Yay! Let's make Ted Kaczynski's home into a prefab, and update it. It'll sell like hotcakes.
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No way in hell would I buy that over priced crap.
You can get prefabbed homes from other manufactures for cheaper and better built that have been doing it for years.
Rarely do any of these prefabbers that are trying to focus on "modern" style go for anything spectacular in terms of material construction/methods. It's simply because prefab is about affordability through speed of construction and that means using traditional materials and methods.
While I do wish success for those advertising in DWELL and such places, they have an uphill climb, because they generally must be very localized/regionalized or else their cost increases a lot as they try to satisfy customers far away (logistics).
Personally, after years of trying to figure out how to build my dream, modern-styled house... I have come to the acceptance that I must be my own General Contractor in the worse case scenario or at the very least... find, select, and help source the materials and methods for fabrication/installation to aid whoever I work with on the finish end. On the structural end... I am going with SIP construction (Structural Insulated Panels) instead of stick construction. What I have found is that volume builders like Pulte, etc. don't give a **** about unique styles or modern, but SIP builders (due to their inherent low volume, unique material/method) tend to only do customs. And if you are lucky you can find one that doesn't only build million dollar customs.
I think what many believe to be modern really boils down to finishes and space layout. That is pretty easy if you have you own sense of style... or you can just mimic what you see in magazines or online.