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Plastic Housing? The Amazing Story of Futuristic Micro-PreFab Homes, Video

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Before their were tiny houses, there was Futuro House. Utopie Plastic has introduced a collection of futuristic appearing micro-homes. The dwellings are the newest exhibition at the Marseille, France’s Friche de L’Escalette sculpture park.  As the video below reflects, there are versions of this home in the U.S. and a number of other nations worldwide. The French exhibition is viewable …

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Separating Fact, Fiction and Using Correct Factory-Built Home Terminology

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“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Monaghan (1) “How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” – Abraham Lincoln (2) Word, ideas, and their meaning matter. Don’t believe it? …

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Introducing ÖÖD – $50,000 Mirrored PreFab – and Compare

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For a generation growing up in often countercultural ways, ÖÖD is bound to hit the right notes with many.  But let’s take a look at what’s being said by others, and then do a quick comparison. “Prefab goes in disguise with these sleek tiny dwellings from Estonian company ÖÖD. With mirrored glass facades—reminiscent of Portuguese prefabs inspired by minimalist artists—ÖÖD …

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Container-MODs Once Moved Cargo, Will Now Provide Homes for Veterans

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In Midway City, California, American Family Housing and GrowthPoint Structures have come to the rescue to help house the area’s homeless veterans. Potter’s Lane, which consists of 16 studio-apartment units refurbished from cargo containers, is said to be the first example in the nation of a multi-unit permanent housing complex fashioned in this way. “Thinking outside of the box is …

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University Students Develop, Build Tiny Home Design

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Students at Norwich University in Vermont have taken affordable housing into their own hands. According to Treehugger, they have developed the CASA (Creating Affordable Sustainable Architecture) 802, a 324-square-foot micro home that provides sustainable housing for people from all income levels. Norwich University Professor Tolya Stonorov informs MHLivingNews, that this particular prototype micro home is built to IBC (International Building Code) …

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It looks Cool! But is Richard Perkin’s NoHA the Real Deal in Affordable Housing?

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It sounds good.  It looks cool. The video will make many think, ‘hey, this could be an option for me some day.’  But is this the real deal in affordable housing, just over the horizon?  Or are the missing facts in this prefabricated home design’s story – missing for a reason? MHLivingNews decided to take a look at a press …

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Comparing Tiny Houses vs Manufactured Homes – Function and Value vs. Fashion

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Jim Weiker at the Columbus Dispatch recently told MHLivingNews about their take on the growing popularity of “Tiny Houses,” and compared them to the manufactured home (MH) market. Tiny houses are a hit on TV, but their numbers are small in terms of actual homes being built, while the cost per square foot is every bit as high as their designs …

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