Writing in treehugger.com, Lloyd Alter says modular housing is now 11 percent of the Canadian housing market, three times what it was when he was selling homes in Wingham, Ontario for Royal Homes’ Pieter Venema, who built the Kohn Shnier designed Muskoka cottage for two families. Noting factory-built homes are gaining in popularity, Venema says, “It’s got more of an upscale cache to it. People are really beginning to understand the concept and see the benefits of it. It’s slow to change but we do see it.” While many people tend to think it costs less than a cookie-cutter subdivision house, it actually costs more but you are getting a customized home, as MHProNews knows.
(Photo credit: Tom Arban/treehugger.com–Kohn Shnier Architects— Muskoka cottage for two families)