The Next Generation Of Factory Built Homes

Factory-built houses are increasingly popular as an inexpensive solution to affordable housing.
June 13, 2005, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Forget the archetypal mobile home — the squat, boxy, double-wide that resembles a giant bar of soap. The new generation of factory-built housing ranges from less than 1,000 to more than 3,500 square feet, can have multiple stories and includes some hip designs.

Architects, developers and builders of factory housing contend it can provide a high-quality, timesaving and cost-effective alternative to traditional site-built homes. And enthusiastic buyers from the sandy shores of Newport Beach to the working-class streets of downtown Oxnard are helping prove the point."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Sunday, June 12, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times
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