These dumbasses did so little research into what is being built today that they should change their name to "USA 20 years ago". Not one mention of all the factories across the US pumping out great modular or prefab homes for decades. Not one picture of a traditional 2 story modular home. Instead they use Blu Homes as the best example they could find and even then USA Today kind of trashed Blu Homes.
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You can't buy a house on Amazon.com for self-assembly. Not yet, anyway.
But prefab (or prefabricated) houses, long a modernist fantasy, are having a kind of moment. Over in
Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards, cranes are stacking factory-built modules on top of one another like Legos. When the stacking is done, it'll be a 32-story apartment complex, and the tallest prefab in the world, according to the developer, Forest City Ratner. Prestige architects like David Rockwell (better known for luxury hotels and restaurants) are throwing their hats in the prefab ring, too. And a brash startup called Blu Homes, established in 2008, is spurring envy REALLY? and some resentment: It has about $150 million in investment, as well as technology that folds glass walls and high ceilings on flatbed trucks — and says it's already doing more volume than anyone in the prefab business. REALLY??????
It's way too early to say whether any of these efforts will modernize the homebuilding industry, which relies on old methods and remains fragmented and inefficient. These methods are the same site builders use.
Historically, the prefab dream has ebbed and flowed; at times, cost overruns and impossible promises have turned it into a total nightmare. What the hell are they talking about?
Even now, the upswing is relative: Blu Homes may be leading the industry Again, REALLY?, but it's built fewer than 300 houses in total. (Compare that to the 569,000 homes constructed last year.)CLICK HERE to read the entire stupid article.