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Social venture ROC USA featured in NPR broadcast


May 3, 2012 Concord, NH – ROC USA, LLC was profiled during the “All Things Considered” segment of NPR’s (National Public Radio) broadcast Wednesday night. ROC USA Founding President Paul Bradley said that with an audience of more than 12 million, the piece goes a long way toward raising awareness of the Concord, N.H.-based social venture. “We’re already seeing a …

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The Frugal Lifestylist Shares Inexpensive Ways to Make Over Your Home


I love the electronic age! Thanks to the internet and cable offering us hundreds of channels to choose from, there is no end to places we can go and get inspired on how to decorate our homes. If you have ever spent a day or a weekend walking all of the beautifully merchandised model homes in your city, you probably …

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Taking the Agonize Out of Organize – Part 1 – The value of procrastination


The undertaker wanted to hand my friend Jen a receipt for payment of her mom’s funeral arrangement, but Jen declined to take it. She and her husband were captain and cook on a private yacht that sails the Mediterranean and the only storage space they had were the knapsacks she and her husband were wearing. Now that’s traveling light – …

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Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Difficult Times


“The one thing God is after is character.” Oswald Chambers Sooner or later everyone regardless of age, gender, position, nationality, economic status, race or religion experiences some form of adversity or trouble. It is as much a part of life as every other circumstance you will ever experience. Life is a neutral concept. It doesn’t pick on certain people and …

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Homeownership Lending to be Maintained in Rural Areas

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Population growth in rural communities is challenging the parameters set by the U. S Dept. of Agriculture’s rural housing programs. Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) have proposed a bill to raise the population cap from 25,000 to 35,000 so homeownership continues to be available for low-income households. Senator Johnson said, “Providing these loans, grants, and loan guarantee …

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National Industry Leaders Honored at 2013 Congress and Expo


Individuals and companies were honored for outstanding achievement in the manufactured and modular housing industry at the 2013 National Congress and Expo awards luncheon held in Las Vegas April 17, 2013. Those recognized for their contributions are as follows: LAND-LEASE COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR (Northeast/Mid-Atlantic)—Calverton Meadows, Calverton NY (South) – Oak Ranch, Austin, TX (Midwest) – The Community of Rolling …

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More Letters About Princeton’s erroneous WordNet


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


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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