Modular homes

A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on modular homes for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.

Prefabricated house exterior by Go Logic

Large expanses of glass required intense structural engineering and long spans of engineered lumber, especially in the kitchen. Sight lines extend from one side of the home to the other (Photo: Josh Gerritsen Media).


GO Logic's Alan Gibson studied prefabrication in Sweden and came to find he preferred the panelization approach over modular prefab for its flexibility.

Prefab custom home with sculpture stairway

A sculptural stair provides separation between the living and kitchen/dining spaces without compromising natural light or sight lines (Photo: Max B Photo).


 Architect Brett Zamore, principal of Houston-based Brett Zamore Design, customized a modular/prefabricated plan to create a three-story modern manufactured home.

Kitchen of prefabricated custom home

Prefabricating a custom home may seem counterintuitive, but building components indoors to standard specs allows for individual designs that accommodate unique sites and clients

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NationWide Homes introduces “Care Cottages” for the disabled, elderly


Martinsville, Va.-based Nationwide Homes introduced its first ever Care-Cottage. The modular units are set up on rural properties next to primary caregivers  and offer an affordable alternative to home renovation or assisted living facilities.


This Month in Custom Builder


Sales leader and author Mark Richardson shares his advice for how custom builders, and leaders throughout residential construction, can improve the effectiveness of thier staff meetings

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