Building a modular home is a surprisingly energy efficient, cost effective, fast, and reliable solution. Even more surprising is the ability for modular houses to be aesthetically pleasing, inviting and comfortable homes. Modular housing is growing in popularity.
Lower Energy Needs
Modular home construction consumes a significantly lower amount of energy than traditional construction. Energy costs are cut in all areas, including manufacturing, assembly, and labor time costs. Energy costs are decreased even lower when homes are built from recycled materials. There is also usually opportunity to include other sustainable options in modular living, such as rain water collection, water recycling, energy efficient ventilation, and energy efficient wiring.
Homes can be manufactured in a factory setting, which is a safer and more controlled environment than on the actual lot where the house will stand. Safety hazards are cut, which means cost decreases and worker well being increases.
Lower Carbon Footprint
Once the parts of the home are manufactured, they are packed up and transported efficiently to the lot. Sometimes homes are created out of recycled parts such as refurbished cargo containers. The standard ISO shipping containers are also useful in transporting the manufactured parts from the factory to the site. The boxes have a locking system with allows for easy transfer from boat, to truck, to train, so that the housing parts can reach their destination by using the most efficient trajectory.
Strong and Reliable
Modular homes are incredibly durable and reliable. There is not a better example of this than a modular home constructed from recycled containers. The twenty by forty foot steel containers are made to withstand long sea voyages, so they are completely weather proof, sturdy, insulated, and durable.
Contemporary architects and designers have created innovative modular housing plans in the past year. Modular housing is no longer congruent with temporary or confined. Modular houses can be spacious and permanent enough for a family to enjoy.