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Small prefab homes are houses that are built just like any other home, with wood and all very durable products, but done so off site. Instead of building the house ...

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    Carl Koch TechBuilt house, Turning Mill Rd, Lexington MA

    I can't decide if I love this house or if I hate it. Pasting from the real estate listing: [start-quote] Techbuilt model home by architect Carl Koch defines mid-century modernism. One of 12 homes featured on the...

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  • A look inside prefab homes that are green — and gorgeous


    Author Sheri Koones — a pioneering voice for factory-built homes — is back with a new book that makes the case for energy efficient building that is easy on the eyes: “Prefabulous Small Houses," (The Taunton Press, $32), which highlights 32 homes 

  • Cubicco's hurricane-proof modular homes break into Miami's construction scene


    Everyone wants affordable housing, but people who live in areas plagued by natural disasters also need resilient structures that won't collapse or fly away when wind speeds pick up. A Dutch company named Cubicco created a line of flat-packed homes

  • Prefab housing turns focus on small homes


    Author Sheri Koones believes that prefab houses (or "prefabulous," as she calls them) are the homes of the future. She's written five books about them. In the new "Prefabulous Small Houses" from The Taunton Press, Koones focuses on modestly sized homes 

  • Prefab smartdome homes can pop up practically anywhere


    Slovenian firm smartdome constructions has developed a line of modular dome homes that can pop up practically anywhere. Created with the principles of “bionic construction” in mind, the prefabricated dodecahedrons are designed to sit lightly on the

  • Author of books on prefab housing turns focus on small homes


    Author Sheri Koones believes that prefab houses (or “prefabulous,” as she calls them) are the homes of the future. She's written five books about them. In the new “Prefabulous Small Houses” (The Taunton Press), Koones focuses on modestly sized homes 

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  • Prefab Homes

    Bloomsbury Publishing. 2014. ISBN: 9781784420291,1784420298. 64 pages.

    At the end of the Second World War Winston Churchill promised to manufacture half a million prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage; in the end more than 156,000 temporary 'prefabs' were delivered. Nicknamed 'Palaces for the People', and with convenient kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems, they proved popular and instead of being demolished as intended they were defended by residents who campaigned to keep their family homes and communities. Nearly seventy years later, as the...

  • Prefab Home

    Gibbs Smith Publishers. 2016. ISBN: 1586853503,9781586853501. 160 pages.

    Buchanan looks at the world of prefabricated or modular housing and delves into how new advances are being made to create prefab homes for the 21st-century family. Full color.

  • Comparison of Prefab Homes and a Site-built Home: Quantitative Evaluation of Four Different Types of Prefab Homes and a Site-built Home

    ProQuest. 2016. ISBN: 1109140711,9781109140712. 118 pages.

    There are currently many prefab homes in the world. Prefab homes are becoming more and more popular because of assumed advantages such as low price and a short construction period, as well as their efficiency advantages in terms of building science, such as energy efficiency, sustainable materials or methods, and so on. This thesis used a list of criteria: energy efficiency, construction costs, and construction timeline of prefab homes and a site-built home to help identify which home might...

  • PreFab Houses DesignSource

    Harper Collins. 2012. ISBN: 9780062113559,0062113550. 640 pages.

    For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab have emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest standards of construction and aesthetics. And with the internet, these houses can be ordered from all over the world--affording people everywhere...

  • Second Homes For Dummies

    John Wiley & Sons. 2011. ISBN: 111806819X,9781118068199. 384 pages.

    Thinking about owning a second home? Whether you want a relaxing getaway spot, a future retirement home, or just a place to rent out for profit, having a second home has always been a good investment. But how will you know where to look, how to invest, and what you need to avoid? Second Homes For Dummies gives you the tools you need to handle the entire second-home buying process from concept to completion! This book covers the bases and the basics of buying a second home, presenting all...

  • 14 killed, 147 injured in China town blast


    Fourteen people were killed and 147 injured when a powerful explosion destroyed prefabricated houses and damaged buildings and cars in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. The explosion hit five prefabricated houses at 2 pm (local time) on Monday ...

  • Vancouver looks at modular housing industry to boost slim rental stock


    City of Vancouver staff are considering fast-tracking permits for standardized, modular laneway homes as a way to help boost the city’s rental stock. Such a move could speed up the development of backyard homes on the estimated 60,000 lots that can ...

  • Illegal production, storage of explosives blamed for fatal NW China blast


    Fourteen people died, 147 sustained injuries and many buildings were damaged in the explosion that began in a group of five prefabricated houses around 2 pm Monday in Xinmin township, Fugu county, Yulin city. Among the injured, 106 remain in hospital and ...

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