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Belgium Mini Modular Suitable for Singles or the Elderly

September 30th, 2015 Comments off

Belgian_Skilpod_modular_tiny_homeMade from cross-laminated lumber, Belgian firm Skilpod is producing small, modular inexpensive homes specifically designed for those, young and old, who want smaller homes. Designed in partnership with UAU Collective, the homes can be zero energy or energy positive with the use of solar panels, and may be useful for housing elderly parents on one’s own land as an alternative to traditional nursing homes.

Belgian_mini_modular_2_gizmag__creditBuilt in a factory in the Belgian city Geel, other features that contribute to the sustainability of the homes are heat pumps, ventilation systems with heat recuperation, automatic sunscreens and other home automation systems. Skilpod’s most recent model is 517 square feet and sells for $67,200. According to what gizmag tells MHProNews, they are transported to the site via trucks. Modules may be added as desired. ##

(Photo credit: gizmag–Belgian modular by Skilpod)

matthew-silver-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comArticle submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.