Monthly Archives: June 2012

London’s Container City: Unique, Affordable Housing

The troubled economy has been a concern for many London citizens. To provide affordable, housing option during this economic downturn, at least as it concerns housing, a developer has created a neighborhood solely made up of shipping container homes, as … Continue reading

Shipping Containers Double as Homes in New Zealand

The thought of living in a shipping container, probably isn’t very appealing, at least not to most people. That’s fair enough. Living in just any shipping container, probably wouldn’t be very appealing. However, one that has been designed and built … Continue reading

All About Prefab and Manufactured Housing

If manufactured housing interests you, you’ll want to spend a few minutes watching this video. In it, Sarah Susanka, a best-selling author and architect talks about prefab and manufactured housing. This type of housing offers an alternative to traditional home … Continue reading

Couple Crazy About Their New Shipping Container Home

Robina Weeks and her husband are thinking out of the box, way out of box. Try shipping containers, as described in this recent article. The couple is having their home built, entirely from shipping containers. Each container measures 12 m … Continue reading

Infiniski Transform Shipper Containers into Homes

Infiniski is attempting to bring shipping container dwellings to the masses, as discussed in this GizMag.com article. Many people’s initial reaction to shipper container homes is likely to be one of disbelief and shock. However, after perusing a few designs, … Continue reading

A Classic Prefab Home Gets a Makeover: Sunset Showhouse

A classic prefab home gets a makeover, according to this MNN.com article. This time around, the home is even more impressive. Blu Homes, the builder, is responsible for the upgrade. The remodel is scheduled to be unveiled this summer at … Continue reading

More Homeowners Are Opting for “Green” Housing

As discussed in this Technorati article, green housing is one of the latest trends in home construction. As environmental concerns and the desire to “Go Green” increases, more and more people are showing an interest in green housing. This is … Continue reading

Connect Homes Enters Cyberspace with the Aim of Changing Prefab Housing

Connect Homes has made its cyberspace debut, as discussed in this article at JetsonGreen.com. The website is the brainchild of two prefab veterans, Gordon Scott and Jared Levy. The aim is to “deliver modern homes that are affordable, green and … Continue reading

Prefab Homes Making a Comeback in Palm Springs

Prefab homes are making a comeback in Palm Springs, as discussed at MyDesert.com. The city’s only prefabricated homes/structures date back to the 1960s. Blue Sky Building Systems will be leading the charge to bring them back. The area surrounding Ruth … Continue reading

Architect Takes Prefab Homes Into Her Own Hands

According to this article from the Ottawa Citizen, a female architect grew tired of not being able to find a home that met her and her builder husband’s expectations. She decided to take matters into her own hands. Kaufmann and … Continue reading