Prefab Modern by Jill Herbers

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For many, the idea of prefab may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of housing.Instead, the new prefab is becoming the inevitable next step to "cool" housing as home buyers look for distinctive yet reasonably priced first and second homes. One in six new houses today is a prefab and 400,000 units are now produced in the U.S. each year. More than 50% of all homes are constructed in whole or in part by using building systems -- modular, panelized components produced in quality controlled environments. This exploration of the best prefabricated houses on the market today, from all over the world, along with a resource directory on how you can purchase them, is an invaluable reference for those interested in this alternative.


About Jill Herbers

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Jill Herbers is a New York writer specializing in architecture and design. Her articles have been featured in dozens of publications, including "House Beautiful, Home, Metropolis, The New Yorker, " and "ID".
Published June 1, 2004 by Collins Design. 160 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As a result, several bargain homes featured sell for well under $100,000 and can be assembled by the owner--like Romero's rustic Fish Camp House for $30,000, including furnishings, or Adam Kalkin's Quik Build House for $50,000.

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