Hardwiring the Modular Home of the Future


One of the distinctions between a modular and manufactured home is the amount of work that has to be done on site, as most industry professionals know. HUD Code homes are built to federal standards, largely administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), while modular homes are built to state or local standards which mirror those of conventional housing.


In the early ’60s, in The Jetsons vision of a smart home, everything about the entire building from walls and windows to floors and technology was reimagined,” says Richard Harper per the Verge, a sociologist and computer scientist who’s done smart home research for Microsoft and Orange. But some 20 years ago, that vision shifted as new technologies emerged.

Says Harper, “The expectation that the walls of the house would be different had been abandoned, and instead houses were seen as husks that are populated with freestanding internet-of-things devices.”


As those who’ve turned into our prior reviews of Curbed, the Verge and Ford Motor sponsored videos, focused on a modular home they’ve dubbed the Home of the Future.

Just the Facts – Compare Curbed and MHI, Next Step, Clayton, Cavco, Champion Homes Video Results

In just 10 days, the video below is approaching 300,000 views, with 7,200 thumbs up, and 398 thumbs down.  Episode 1 has topped 800,000 views on YouTube in just 3 weeks. See the video with our review of prior episodes, linked above and below.


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