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Affordable Modular Homes: Prefabs at Your Price Point

As prefabricated home companies proliferate, so do your choices for customizable, sustainable homes in an array of prices and sizes.
By Susan Melgren
November/December 2010
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If “factory-made home” makes you think “cookie-cutter,” you might want to take a second look. Today’s prefabs can be configured to meet any needs, whether it’s small square footage or an affordable price. You can order a prefab as small as 300 square feet for $50,000 or less, or you can customize a more luxurious home.

From design to construction, prefabs often offer an inexpensive, easy way to build green. Most prefabs are designed and assembled using low- or zero-waste methods, and many employ green building materials. Some companies, such as Studio 101 Designs, offer homes eligible for LEED or other green certification.

Resources 

Alchemy Architects 

FabCab 

FlatPak 

Ideabox 

Studio 101 Designs 

Read the original article, "Family-Style Prefab: An Aspen, Colorado, FlatPak Prefab Home." 








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