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.

| November/December 2010

FabCab prefabricated cabin exterior

FabCab's structural insulated panel (SIP) walls ensure energy efficiency.

Photo By Dale Long/Courtesy FabCab

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.


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11/11/2014 7:54:47 AM

I don't consider $300,000 to be "affordable" for the typical American family to consider. I was excited to read this article but then upset to see the pricing! I think it was mistitled but I did like the plans the companies offered. I will just have to dream about them- (and so will most other Americans, unfortunately!)

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