Writing in Vancouver, Canada’s North Shore News, Kevin Vallely states homes of the future will be more economically and environmentally sound. Noting the decline of the McMansions in favor of quality over quantity, he says homes will be smaller as energy-efficient, cost effective technologies and building practices incorporating greener alternatives become the norm. He describes factory-built homes as “prefab-ulous” for their cutting-edge, bold, contemporary styles, and says we will utilize screens, sliding doors, and moveable partitions to achieve more flexible floor plans. Advances in technology are allowing more people to work from home; and as we continue to live longer and age in place, our homes will need to become more accessible to wheelchairs and other assistive devices. In addition, MHProNews.com has learned houses will be more resistive to earthquakes, storms, hurricanes, and other natural occurrences.
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