Karoleena, an Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada modular home builder, has been selected to build the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) show’s prize home, according to infotel.ca. The 3,800 square-foot, $2.1 million dollar modular home took six months to build and 30 days to assemble on-site. It will be trucked to the show in Vancouver.
Consisting of a series of modules built 12′ 6″ high and 16′ wide, Karoleena’s home features steel-framed construction, spray foam insulation and two-by-fours laid side by side for the roof construction. Co-founder Kris Goodjohn said, “This will be huge for us. Vancouver is our target marketplace because it’s a higher end price point we’re in, and Vancouver’s definitely that market for us.”
Modular housing builder Britco of Langley, British Columbia has supplied the prize home in the past, but they generally do not build residential. As MHProNews reported March 6, 2014, Britco supplied modular housing for athletes during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, and will supply housing for the Canada Winter Games in east central BC later this year.
The prize home is the culmination and grand prize of a series of lottery drawings that offer vacations, cars and the modular home. The winner will be selected Sept. 10 at a drawing at the Exhibition building. Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit a variety of communities in Canada. ##
(Photo credit: infotel.ca–Pacific National Exhibition modular prize home)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.