Single Family Home Cheats

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a single family home?  What designs are available?  Why are some more “common” than others?  What makes one style more appealing than another?  Is it because of the housing industry?  Is it simply because it is easier to build?  Is it because it’s what the general population wants?  What would it take to build your own single family home?  Would you do it yourself?  Or would you hire a general contractor and an architect to build it exactly to spec just the way you want it?


Just the other day, I found out that you can actually buy a single family home pre-fabricated.  They call it modular home designs.  You choose from a wide array of home designs that are available in the database.  I assume all the information was already designed for other customers by architects.  Now they’re putting it up for resale to recoup some of the money from hiring their own architect.  After you choose the design you want, you can have the manufacturer build the home into transportable sections that can be “driven” over the interstate straight to your desired home site.  You then hire a general contractor to assemble all the sections together or you can do it yourself if you choose. This makes building a home that much faster because you save on all the time needed to build up a home from the ground up at the site.  You can run into many potential issues such as weather or unavailability of materials, which causes delay in the construction process.  Sometimes, you can also run into construction crews being called into other home sites if your general contractor is running multiple jobs.  This pre-mod model of building homes eliminates all these issues because all the major sections of a home are built inside a controlled environment directly at the facility. You don’t have to worry about materials getting wet during rainstorms or items stolen from the job site.


What a time saver and money saver too!  What do you think?  Would you try a pre-fab home?