Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’

Affordable Modular Units Planned for Old Apartment Building Site

September 30th, 2015 Comments off

modular geat britain  jim coldwell hull daily mailMHProNews has learned from 24dash in the United Kingdom that low-income housing group Incommunities, in collaboration with construction specialists in the Netherlands, are wrapping up plans to build six modular homes in Manningham, to be sited on part of the Green Lane development property. Six modules will be needed to comprise a four bedroom home.

With funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the project follows visits to the Netherlands by Incommunities senior development staff to investigate this type of housing. Sixty-four modular homes are planned on the site of old apartments at Green Lane.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ Group chief executive, said: “We are really excited by the prospect of bringing this modern form of house construction to Bradford which offers shorter build times and efficiencies as well as cost saving. We are looking forward to working with iQwoning and Bradford Council to deliver this ground breaking project as part of our Affordable Homes Programme with the HCA. ##

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Dutch Mini Homes start at $95,000 for Smallest Model

October 30th, 2014 Comments off

Dutch_mini_homes___2by4_architects_and_gizmag__creditThe 2by4 Architects design firm in the Netherlands has developed a series of three small modular houses, each a little larger than the previous one.  The tiny mods have wooden walls, frame and roof.  They include an electric heat pump system, as well as optional off-grid components such as a composting toilet, solar panels and rainwater cachement.

The smallest, the 226 square-foot Chalet Aida, has a double-height living room with sliding glass door, a small bedroom with a double bed and a loft bed that sleeps two. The kitchen has the basic fridge, sink and two-burner electric stove, according to gizmag, as well as a small bath with shower and toilet.

The Chalet Tosca has 319 square feet and Chalet Nabucco 516 square feet, similar to Aida, but both have a mezzanine area instead of a loft bed and a different interior layout. Prices range from $95,570 for Aida to $108,314 for the Nabucco modular. Additionally, MHProNews has learned the mini-homes can be lengthened an additional four feet at a cost of $6,371. ##

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Blu Going for Green

September 14th, 2012 Comments off

gigaom reports modular home producer Blu Homes has raised $60 million through global equity investment fund manager Skagen Group of the Netherlands. Blu bought the intellectual property rights and modular designs from Michelle Kaufmann Designs last year after that company closed its doors in 2009. As MHProNews reported Jan. 16, 2012, Blu moved its operations from Massachusetts, where it began, to an old airplane hangar in Vallejo, California. Blu offers eco-friendly, modern modular homes available with technology as “green” as the customer desires, with prices starting at $125,000 for a studio home.

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European Solar Home Can Energize the Neighborhood

June 27th, 2011 1 comment has learned that HME Solar Solutions of the Netherlands has developed a factory-built home with a solar panel roof that will not only function as the sole energy source for the small vacation home, but can combine with other HME homes to generate energy for a community.  The entire roof serves as the solar collector and the system operates in all types of weather, is low maintenance and has a long lifespan.  The shared energy can be used to heat swimming pools, outdoor lighting, sanitary facilities and other nearby buildings.  The plug-in technology is very user-friendly, and the home can be moved to another location.  Photo used with permission: