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Meet the Revolutionaries in PreFab Housing Designs – Project Updates

February 7th, 2019 Comments off

 

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MHLivingNews and MHProNews have tracked several prefabricated, 3D Printing, and other housing innovations over the years. Unicorn Revolution Precrafted Properties are among them.

 

Industry professionals, informed public officials, advocates, and investors know that factory-home-building makes good sense on numerous levels.  But tracking and reporting on the results of some of these operations ought to inspire those in the U.S. and Canada to realize just how much potential there actually is in the various kinds of prefabricated construction.

So while our focus tends to be the routine drama associated with manufactured homes, it is good to look to modular, tiny, container, and other emerging forms of factory-built housing.  Properly understood, these ought to compliment each other, just as entry or mid-level cars don’t harm luxury brands and models.

Other reports we’ve previously done on Revolution Precrafted – or modular builders such as:

  • Amazon’s Alexa Fund supported Plant Prefab:

 

Details Emerging on Amazon’s Plans for Plant PreFab Modular Home Investment

  • Softbank supported billion dollar startup Katerra:

 

Billion Dollar Startup Modular Builder, Using Robotics, Could Soon Rival Clayton Homes’ Total Sales

 

Or there are others found in our 2018 year end summary report, found in the related resources, below the byline and notices.

Having set the table, let’s take a good look at what Revolution Precrafted provided in their news release to MHProNews today, on some of their latest projects. Keep in mind that while they started in Asia, they’ve got projects in various countries around the world.

These “revolutionary” professionals are thinking big.  They find a way. Disruptive Revolution Precrafted Properties have their eyes on the U.S. market too. Canadians?  Can you be far behind?

For news as well as inspiration, let’s turn to what they provided in their latest release.  These include project updates, ‘meet the designers’ profiles, and more.  After their release, we’ll wrap up with some closing thoughts.

 

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Revolution Flavorscapes unveil Model Homes

Revolution Precrafted, a global leader in branded prefab structures, and Central Country Estate Inc. (CCEI)  are set to unveil the model units for its $750 million Revolution Flavorscapes. Construction of the model units for ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Alcove” homes have started in December. Cocoon is expected to be completed at the end of January while the Alcove unit will be completed by mid-February. The fully staged units will be available for viewing by March 2019.

 

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Affordable homes designed by global boxing icon Manny Pacquiao are now available at the Revolution Flavorscapes project in Lakeshore Estate, Mexico, Pampanga. Around 200 units are now available for sale at the project for P1.9 million. 

 

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Lakeshore is offering 60 lots measuring 200 square meters. Lot owners can build their preferred home designs. They can also opt to build curated homes under the Revolution Precrafted design portfolio.

 

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The Concept of the Tranche House is innovative modularity, offering ultimate flexibility in terms of customizing your home to satisfy your current space and financial requirements. The Tranche House is a complete unit that can form part of a larger configuration if so desired, depending on owner’s preferences. Each unit represents a liveable module for a small family.

 

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It’s a series of 2-bedroom structures with an open living, dining, and kitchen layout. Not like your typical row-house design, this space-saving structure already has a single-car garage that can be converted into a lanai. The structure is made of insulated metal panels to keep the house insulated from heat. With the use of insulated metal panels, the heat stops at the exterior surface, thus keeping the inside of the house cool.

 

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Factory-built housing, not just manufactured homes, are underperforming in the U.S. and Canada. There are good reasons to ponder what Revolution Prefabricated and others are doing.  While it may seem like apples and oranges, there are nevertheless numerous useful lessons.

That’s this morning’s look at “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing,” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

 

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U.S., Brit Media Hyped About Italian Flat Packed PreFab, Video, Stills – From $33K

November 21st, 2017 Comments off

MADIiFlatPackedPrefabhomesUnfoldingUpDailyBusinessNewsManufacturedHousingIndustryProNewsFrom the U.S. to England, and beyond, the Italian Renato Vidal‘s MADi PreFab Home is turning heads.

The house, says the producer, is about 30-40 days out from the time an order is placed until it is ready to ship.

The flat-packed, hinged unit can be set up, they say, in less than a day.  A time elapsed video shows that process.

The Sun has published the most recent report on this technologically interesting house.  They reported a similar figure on costs similar to what the media release to the Daily Business News received directly from the Italian producer.

A single unit is reported as £24,800m which at the current exchange rate, would be $32,736 at today’s exchange rate of 1 pound = $1.32. That unit is the size of a tiny house, about 290 sq feet.

904-square-foot family home which will set you back £54,900,” says the Sun, or about $72,468 at today’s exchange rate.

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Gushing Media…

New Atlas, said:The M.A.Di home is an economic flat-packed housing solution that is not only sustainable, but designed to last and withstand earthquakes. Manufactured by wood specialist Area Legno in Italy, the M.A.Di home is built using CLT (cross laminated timber) to create a modular and multi-functional anti-seismic family home.”

Inhabitat stated, “The modular, the flat-packed design of the M.A.Di Home is meant to create a streamlined, sustainable process between manufacturing and assembly. Thanks to their unique folding ability, the homes are prefabricated off site, flat-packed and easily transported via truck or container to virtually any location.”

And on it goes with Builder, or the Sun – which thinks this could solve the British affordable housing crisis, and others too.

What MADi is Not…

The price doesn’t include:

  • Transport
  • Installation,
  • Foundation, or per their spec sheets,
  • most of the interior items, such as cabinetry and appliances.

To rephrase, it isn’t – yet – an immediate threat to HUD Code manufactured homes (MH). It might well give smaller modular homes a run for their money.

What MADi once more reminds the MH industry professionals is that the nation, and others abroad, are looking for what MHProNews reported months ago, are hunting for “the Single Section Manufactured Home Alternative.”

Are Americans Hunting for the Single Sectional Manufactured Home Alternative?

But be it foreign or domestic, a range of modular, container and PreFab Housing producers are taking aim at those millions of housing units that MHProNews has documented for the industry are needed.

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While some are busy trying to use advertorials and other dubious ways of promoting the industry, what’s needed is genuine public education, and media engagement.

What’s the Difference? Advertising vs. Educating

The media is embracing other forms of factory built housing. Will more in the MH industry learn soon? ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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State Grants for Businesses Attracting New Modular Builder, Tech Companies

November 8th, 2017 Comments off

TruHomesMontanaModularHomeExteriorManufacturedModularHomeIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsTechnology companies and a new modular home builder are among those that have obtained grants, or applied, to create more high-paying jobs over the next two years in, per the Missoulan, in Montana.

Nicole Rush, the grants manager for the Missoula Economic Partnership, spoke to the Missoula City Council last week and detailed a long list of companies in town that have applied for the grants,” said the Missoulan. “The money comes from the state’s coal severance tax, and the businesses can get reimbursed for up to $7,500 for each job created, as long as they pay at least 170 percent of the state minimum wage. To get the top award, each job has to pay the Missoula County median wage, which is $18.50 per hour.”

Since the program was created in 2005, Missoula has leveraged more job creation funds (than other Montana city),” Rush said.

Besides some tech companies, there is “Tru-Home Montana, a manufacturing company that is proposing to build sustainably-built, manufactured homes indoors, was awarded a grant to create six jobs,” per the Montana publication.

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But the homes – per the Tru-Homes Montana website – states the homes are modular homes, as opposed to HUD Code manufactured homes.

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According to the Tru-Homes Montana website, “Whether this is you first home, or your last, we’re here to help you create your dream home. We love to build Tru. Tell us your story. We’ll tell you ours.”

The modular firm says they expect to save about 20 percent off the cost of a conventional house, per their website. ##   (News, announcement, commentary.)

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News, September 24 to October 1, 2017

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Tony, every week there is so much that happens, this [The Sunday Morning Headline News Recap] is an easy way for me to review the news, thank you for this [feature] and your team’s coverage of factory-built housing.

Our featured articles for September are available on the MHProNews.com home page.

FYI – and ICYMI if you aren’t already on our twice-weekly emailed headline news update, click here to sign up in seconds.

Thousands get our emails, and the open and click through rates – per MailChimp – blow away others in media and publishing.  The reason?  “Relevant!” said a regular on MHProNews.

To see the line-up of over 2-dozen featured articles for the month of September, along with the headline commentary, please click this link here.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

When you read the lineup for the month found on the home page, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©

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The “Top Ten” Container Home Designs in the U.S., 2017 – Video

September 30th, 2017 Comments off
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Still from the video, shown below.

“Alex A” with Design Ideas provides this video below of what they promote as the Top Ten Container Homes in the U.S. for 2017.

Here’s what you will and won’t get with this video.

  1. I) There’s no reference to pricing. Based upon prior reports done by the Daily Business News on MHProNews, container houses aren’t cheap.  They tend to run more than a single section manufactured home, even though they are often smaller in size. Some container housing units are more than a multi-sectional manufactured home.
  2. II) You will see some very interesting – even appealing – designs for what began as a metal shipping box.

III)              The owner/builder, architect, size, bedrooms, baths, and similar details are provided on each home.

As prefab, modular, and manufactured homes make greater inroads with the public, will this form of housing continue its upward trend?  Or will it tend to fade, due to size, costs, design limitations, and other factors?

Time will tell.

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To see the ‘Single Sectional Comparison,’ to container home comparisons, click here. ##  (News, Analysis)

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News, September 3 to September 10, 2017

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Our new September issue is live. Our featured articles will be available on the MHProNews.com home page. Our September theme will be available mid-week this week.

 To see the line-up of over 2-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

When you read the lineup for the month found on the home page, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News August 13th to August 20th, 2017

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Week of Aug 13 to Aug 20, 2017.

Our new August issueOur theme for this month: Awful, Awesome August 2017 in MHVille

featured articles will be available on the MHProNews.com home page. Our May theme will be available mid-week this week.

 To see the line-up of over 2-dozen featured articles for this month, along with the headline commentary, please click the link above.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

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When you read the lineup for the month found on the home page, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©

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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News July 9 to July 15, 2017

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Blokable – Making “Housing As Easy as Ordering A Car”

July 8th, 2017 Comments off

MeetBlockablePrefabsManufacturedModularHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsGeekWire introduced us today to Blockable, a Seattle, Washington based factory built housing operation led by a former Amazon manager.

GeekWire noted that, “According to an SEC filing, Blokable is looking to raise approximately $3 million and so far has brought in about $1.36 million. The document lists Jason Calacanis, an investor and entrepreneur known for the popular publishing site Weblogs that sold to AOL in 2005, as director.

Aaron Holm, Blokable’s CEO, declined to comment.”

DigitalTrends said, “When you work at Amazon, you learn about scaling your business in a hurry. Now, Aaron Holm, former Amazon product manager and burgeoning entrepreneur…”

Those kinds of statements merited a look at what this factory built housing startup was planning and doing.

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Holm was reportedly interested in container housing (see our most recent reports on that trend, linked  and here).  He visited Detroit in 2015, and was “convinced that the only way to free up the housing market was by making housing that you can order and configure as easily as buying a car.”

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As with many modular and prefab units, modules are craned into place, after they are assembled and moved to the job site.

Bockable’s website said, “To achieve this, we’d have to design a building system that could produce different lengths, achieve different square footage, and give customers the ability to create different designs, forms, and price points. The biggest need and where we could provide the most benefit to start was to enable developers to reduce the cost and complexity of building housing.”

Produced in Vancouver, Washington, the firm is looking for projects in a 1000 mile radius of their base.

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Image credit of Blockable, by Digital Trends. The firm says it can currently do about 25 units a month, but also stresses that they are rapidly scalable. Think…Amazon manager.

DigitalTrends said there first few projects were focused on emergency housing shelters for the homeless.

The prefab modular housing units themselves are described this way.

The units the company aims to produce are aptly named “Bloks,” and are available in lengths from 18 feet to 38 feet. Customers will also be able to add basic and premium bathrooms and kitchens, as well as other modular additions like stairs, railings, and window units. The price per square foot is expected to range from $150 to $300. Finished units are estimated to cost between $25,000 and $100,000, depending on size.”

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Compare this to the Blockable, above. To see this recent report on container housing, click here or the image above.

The price points are higher than some of the container housing stories we’ve done recently, such as the one linked here or here.  But these units seem to have more panache than many container designs boast.  

We’ll keep an eye on Blockable, and other industrialized housing trends too. ##

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What Michigan State Climate, Tornado and ‘Mobile Home” Researchers Missed, and Admitted

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Those are site built houses in Moore, OK after their disastrous and deadly tornado in 2013. Credit, NPR.

Though mobile homes offer a relatively inexpensive but comfortable housing alternative, it appears that this trend has made the United States more vulnerable to tornadoes over time,” claims Climate Change, Tornadoes And Mobile Homes: A Dangerous Mix.

Mark Skidmore and his colleagues crafted the Michigan State University study, which said, “The two biggest factors related to tornado fatalities were housing quality (measured by mobile homes as a proportion of housing units) and income levelGiven this trend and our findings, it is critical that federal, state and local policymakers consider alternatives to reduce vulnerability for those living in this type of housing arrangement.”

The problem, however, is that Skidmore and his colleagues failed to ask – or discover – that the solution was found over 40 years ago.

Publisher L. A. “Tony” Kovach has completed an critical analysis on the study, and has done so in the light of on-the-record replies that Skidmore, with his study colleagues copied, provided exclusively to MHProNews.

Those candid yet surprising replies are now the hinges of the MHProNews analysis, which undermined or gutted every major claim in their provocative headline.

If you like looking at swiss cheese, you’ll enjoy the full report and analysis, found at this link here. ##

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