Modular Housing: The Future Of Housing?

A modular housing frame can be assembled in one day, and is ready for move-in eight weeks later -- for under $50,000.
March 25, 2002, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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While modular homebuilding is not exactly new – it got its start in the late 1940s, according to Building Systems Magazine – this form of prefab construction appears to be gradually catching on as buyers realize that modern modular doesn't mean second-rate or boring, and that factory construction has its efficiencies and advantages... But for some buyers, cost matters more than customization. In Iowa, moderate-income families can buy simple modular ranches from the nonprofit Rural Housing Institute for as little as $47,000."

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Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in The Christian Science Monitor
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