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Will pre-fabricated houses make a come back?

I just saw an article that explains how pre-fabricated homes (usually called trailer homes/mobile homes) are becoming greener and looking more like 'real' houses. There is a picture in the article and the house is very modern and stylish.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090506/ap_on_re_us/us_clayton_i_house

It implements green living with bamboo flooring, a roof top rain recycling system, roof top decks, solar panels and lots more. Its pretty cost effective as well.

Do you think that prefabricated homes will make a come back with newer and greener designs? Would you live in a house like this?

IMO its a great start! What about you ladies?

 
ozarkgirl3

Asked by ozarkgirl3 at 2:51 PM on May. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes I do. Even if its not about being greener, its certainly much cheaper to live in. I have gotten to the point that I don't care what I drive, I dont care what I live in, I just want my kids to be fed, happy, well educated and be kids. Too much of our time is spent trying to put on a certain image by what we drive or where we live. Our kids dont care as long as we are together and there is peace in our home. We could live in a cardboard box, but mommy and daddy love one another. Thats all they care about.
    momofsaee

    Answer by momofsaee at 3:40 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • We can only hope so, there's enough places here that make them but don't have work.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:54 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • Only for areas not prone to tornadoes.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 3:22 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • You can buy a pre-fab home and build a basement too. I would think with how this economy is that they would. I have seen some beautiful pre-fab homes.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • We own our trailer right now but its probably from the 70s and needs major repairs. We already remodeled my daughters room and put in a new hot water heater, etc. Having a home like that would be awesome, and I am a very eco, green person so I would love a home like that!!
    ladysylpher

    Answer by ladysylpher at 4:07 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • I have one. It is fantastic! If we put it on some brick foundation it would look lie a regular house.
    Ibelongtojesus

    Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 6:54 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • We looked into manufactured housing. Wow! They aren't what they used to be! They can be really and big and quite elaborate.

    Here in Oregon, not sure about elsewhere, they must meet the same standards as stick built homes. The catch is still that they are classified as "manufactured" housing which significantly lowers their value. A lot of neighborhoods here do not allow them either.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:56 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • Manufactured homes have been around forever. Some areas have more than others. The stigma that comes with them isn't going anywhere. I see nothing there that can be any greener than a newly built "brick and morter"house. It will just raise the price of the home so no one can afford them. The fact that they are less expensive that brick homes is why most people buy them. Once again Obama and Gore's crappy ideas will fail and actually backfire.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:02 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • itsmesteph11

    Where is anything about prefabricated homes being Obama or Gore's idea?

    I smell a nut!
    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 8:45 PM on May. 8, 2009