Category: Prefabs

18 Inexpensive Sustainable Homes Almost Anyone Can Afford

According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of having a new house built in the U.S. was $305,372 in 2016. Clearly, this cost can vary A LOT depending on what choices you make, and there are A LOT of choices when you decide to build a custom home. If you’re looking for a less expensive, easier to design, and more sustainable home, check out these 18 alternatives.

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7 Benefits of Prebuilt Homes

Prefab homes are built in a factory and shipped to the site for final assembly. With the efficiency of this process comes a number of benefits including things like less waste, shorter construction time, and lower average permit costs.

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How Modular Construction Works

Even though prefabricated homes have existed for over 100 years, many people still don’t quite understand what they are. Here’s help for understanding the building process, the different types, and the benefits.

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Method Homes LEED Eligible Prefabs

Method Homes is a custom manufacturer of precision–engineered, prefabricated, modern structures. Their homes can be built to obtain LEED, ENERGY STAR, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, and other environmental certification standards. Building off-site inside their custom facility eliminates exposure to the elements and minimizes construction waste to less than 10 percent.

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Blu Homes Premium Prefab

Blu homes are the architectural embodiment of premium prefab living. Built in half the time of conventional custom homes, Blu homes feature soaring ceilings, walls of glass ‘letting the outdoors in’, luxury quality finishes, and integrated high-performance technologies for convenient and comfortable living. Folding technology allows for more efficient building and shipping, preserving resources.

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Pop-Up House: The Affordable Passive House

Four days and a wireless screwdriver are all you need to build the structure of a Pop-Up House. The house, compiled of insulating blocks and wooden panels, delivers affordable thermal insulation like you’d never believe. Low cost, recyclable and passive, the Pop-Up House has all of the qualities of tomorrow’s homes.

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Acre Designs Net-Zero Energy Homes

Acre Designs builds net-zero energy homes that allow you to focus on life, not upkeep — or energy bills. Efficiency is at the heart of an Acre home. The result: a home that functions better, is more comfortable, and is dramatically better for the environment. The aim is to replace today’s out-of-date houses with innovative, attainable, high-quality homes that are better for people and the planet.

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