Modern Mod in Latin America

SmartPlanet informs MHProNews from Buenos Aires, Argentina prefabricated housing has meant low cost housing for years in Latin America. Additionally, labor is very low cost, so stacking bricks to make a home is relatively inexpensive. Sebastian Koltan has developed a galvanized steel-framed modular house with distinctive sustainability features: polyurethane foam-filled walls, solar water heater, water cachement for greywater and low energy consumption LED lights. Customers can add modules in multiple configurations for a larger home, and increase energy efficiency features however they wish, with prices starting around $150 a square foot. The modular unit has generated a lot of interest in people wanting a second home in the country or at the beach.

(Photo credit: Ian Mount/SmartPlanet)

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