Monday, February 20, 2012


CBS News Smart Planet recently ran a segment on HybridCore Homes which use nearly all recycled construction materials to build, and are completed in about two months. According to the broadcast, the homes gain both from the efficiencies of an assembly-line process and the fact that weather doesn’t effect construction in a factory. 

They build the labor intensive parts of the home, kitchen, bathrooms, etc in a 15' wide x 50' +/- long module with site builders finishing the rest of the house on site.

According to the video, HybridCore doesn't own their own factory, rather it says it has agreements with 63 factories across the US to build their "core" modules.  

A statement made by the reporter in this article says that they will be building 1,000 cores by the Spring of 2012.  They better hurry.  I wish them the best.

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