Modular House - yet another option
A modular house can be an affordable and comfortable housing alternative, and it can be cost-effective as well. It's an option to consider if where you're living is just a bit too expensive, or you don't like the options/prices of stick built homes.
Yes, there are drawbacks, but everything has its drawbacks.
I think living in what's commonly known as a mobile home can be a good choice. Part of the desirability of such a living arrangement hinges on its location. Like they say in real estate, location, location, location.
Okay, so let's look at the characteristics of a modular home and then let's look at some of the potential drawbacks. This ought to place us in a little better position to understand whether this is a housing alternative that might match our lifestyle.
Traditional Trailer House
A modular house is a pre-fabricated structure. In other words, it's manufactured at a factory instead of being built at the home site. The factory create modules instead of raw material to build the house.
The units generally come in widths of 12 to 16 feet for each module. A single wide home is one module, while a double wide home is two modules that are assembled on site.
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