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More Letters About Princeton’s erroneous WordNet

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As a reminder to regular readers, or to set the stage for a first time visitor here, it came to our attention that Princeton’s WordNet project had a high organic search result on Google and a simply horrible ‘definition’ for manufactured housing. When we brought this to the attention of some industry professionals, they started writing Princeton’s WordNet to ask …

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Modular Affordable Homes for the Dutch

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Wired tells MHLivingNews the Dutch city of Nijmegen is collaborating with over 20 architects to provide a range of 29 modular flat pack affordable homes for first-time homebuyers.  Targeted to those with annual incomes of $40,000 to $60,000, the stylish designs are far better than the block homes that were built by comventional site builders in the 1960?s as affordable …

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Decorating Tip: Defining a space

 The tiny house movement has insights that aren’t just for small homes.  An idea that you see in stores like Ikea is how to create smaller, private spaces within a larger one.  Take a room divider, a chair, table, light and some mood or themed items, put them together and voila! You have an oasis in your home for reading, …

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Manufactured Homes to the Rescue

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GSNMagazine says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sponsoring a design competition for six different types of emergency homes to address future disaster housing needs.  They will license the winning designs to the manufacturers of the homes. FEMA wants one, two and three bedroom homes to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the three same sizes that …

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Modular Homes from Vermont in Solar Decathlon

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evenDaysVermont tells MHLivingNews two small Vermont schools will be competing against 18 mostly larger schools in the U. S. Dept. of Energy’s biennial Solar Decathlon to be held in October at Irvine, California.  While this will be Norwich University’s first trip to the competition, Middlebury College placed fourth in its first outing in 2011, and its entry is now home …

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Factory-built Housing on Science Channel

RV News tells MHLivingNews that Cavco Industries, Inc. will be featured on the Science Channel’s “How it’s Made” Dec. 13 at 9 PM EST. Focusing on factory-made housing, the model home displayed will have solar panels on the roof, prototype backup propane generator, recycled lumber composite decking, on-demand water heating, as well as an energy efficient heating and cooling system. Tim Gage, vice president …

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