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Modular Apartments Set for Long Island

September 24th, 2013 Comments off

While New York City’s first modular apartment building, the six-story, 28-unit Stack recently opened its doors, Hempstead, Long Island in Nassau County will field its first occupants of a modular apartment building next month (October, 2013). The 29-unit complex, Village Lofts, will feature wide plank maple floors as well as Energy Star appliances, a courtyard, elevator, parking, a media screening room and on-site storage. Newsday reports the apartments range in size from 810 square feet to 1,557 square feet with monthly rental rates of $1,400 to $2,550. MHProNews has learned six of the modular units will be set aside as affordable housing.

(Photo credit: Village Lofts–Hempstead, Long Island NY)

Ranch Addition Encompasses Aluminum Factory-built Home

July 26th, 2013 Comments off

A south Tex. ranch now boasts a vintage aluminum factory-built home cradled in a steel frame with a concrete blockhouse for utilities, storage and a screened sleeping room. Overlooking the Neuces River on the client’s favorite spot on the grounds, Andrew Hinman Architecture added a simple steel-framed roof covering it all, and refurbished the interior of the classic home with bamboo panels. Called the Locomotive Ranch Trailer Home, gizmag informs MHProNews the structure also has water cachement barrels.

(Photo credit: gizmag)

Developer Continues its Pursuit of Manufactured Housing Community

July 3rd, 2013 Comments off

Updating a story that began in 2006 when Garden Homes Management Corp. initially proposed a 124 site manufactured housing community in Oxford, Conn. that has been fraught with numerous hearings, court rulings, wetlands studies, appeals and professional reviews that we last covered Nov. 29, 2012, Garden Homes has a new proposal. The Conservation Commission, Inland Wetlands Agency (CCIWA) concern is that the wetlands, which comprise 13.59 acres of the 40.79 acre project will be adversely affected by water runoff from the development. Meanwhile, the planning and zoning commission’s concerns have been with parking, traffic and fire truck access and snow storage, as well as effect on the wetlands. As voicesnews tells MHProNews, the discussion of the application will be taken up at the planning and zoning commission’s next meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, in Town Hall.

(Photo credit: Garden Homes Management Corp.)

Micro Housing for the Masses

May 30th, 2013 Comments off

The 1984 video game Tetris has seemingly inspired a Beijing modular, micro-house made of a series of easy-to-assemble, stackable units, as mothernaturenetwork informs MHProNews. Furniture surfaces and envelopes for storage are part of the fiber-reinforced blocks when assembled into a unit, which includes bedroom, bathroom and office modules, interlock-able and all of which fit into a shipping container. More cross-shaped modular rooms can be added. The minimal dwelling is aimed at making private housing available for the general population.A prototype is on display in a Beijing park.

Image and photo credit top and bottom: Liu Lubin-Designboom/mothernaturenetwork)

 

 

 

Oklahoma Revises Manufactured Home Installation

March 22nd, 2013 Comments off

The Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) tells MHProNews the rules on the installation of new and used MH have been revised. New homes have to follow the plans laid out by the manufacturer or the engineer/architect, and the homeowner is not responsible for site preparation. For used homes, the resident is responsible for site preparation. Temporary installation will only be for a home site pending permanent installation, or for storage of a new home on a dealer’s lot. The UMV&Parts Commission approved the rules, and will issue a standard installation authorization form, an inspection form, and minimum inspection requirements to be used by certified inspectors later this spring. The inspection only covers first-time installation of a manufactured home, and is warranted for only one year.

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Man Camps Change Hands

February 13th, 2013 Comments off

InForum says Target Logistics’ fleet of modular man camps serving the Bakken oil field in western North Dakota are being sold for $625 million to Algeco Scotsman. The 3,400 units, located in Tioga, Williston, Watford City, and Dunn County, will continue with the Target name but a tag mentioning Algeco Scotsman will be added. The transaction is set to close at month’s end. As MHProNews has learned separately, Algeco is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and with its affiliates manages a fleet of more than 340,000 units worldwide providing modular solutions for the industrial, business, educational, healthcare and storage sectors, with operations in 37 countries.

(Image credit: top, Algeco Scotsman; bottom, Associated Press–Williston, ND man camp)

New Modular Plant to Open in New Jersey

August 8th, 2012 Comments off

NJ.com says the city of Bridgeton, New Jersey will be the site of the state’s first and only green modular home manufacturing plant. Located in the southwestern part of the state and known for its industrial base, Renewable Jersey, LLC will utilize three of the four warehouses, originally used by Hunt’s Tomato, for assembly, training, and storage. The fourth building will be torn down and replaced with office space. Leslie A. Anderson, executive director of the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA), which is giving a bond to the project, says, “ The project, which is located in Bridgeton’s Urban Enterprise Zone, the Federal Empowerment Zone and the Enterprise Community and Renewable Community, will have numerous benefits for the community.” MHProNews has learned the facility is expected to create 128 full-time jobs within the first year.

(Photo credit: Dickinson Modular Homes)

MH Should Assess Less than Site-Built

June 28th, 2012 Comments off

From Canandaigua, New York writing in MPNnow, Don Semifero offers percentages of differences between a site-built and a manufactured home to make his case to the Victor, NY assessor that they should be assessed at different rates. He ticks off the percentages MH owners lose: 2-3 percent for not owning the land and thereby losing upgrade value; another 2-3 percent for not having the storage of an attic or basement; five percent sales tax on MH; the difference between a mortgage and a chattel loan in payments and interest rates, ten percent; MH owner cannot get a home equity loan to upgrade residence (minus five percent), nor claim taxes on income tax return, 7-10%; and MH depreciates like automobiles. MHProNews has learned he suggests an assessment rate of 60-65% of market value.

(Photo credit: TriStar Estates)

GSA Selling Excess FEMA Homes

June 18th, 2012 Comments off

7th Space Interactive tells us time will expire June 20 to bid on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) excess manufactured housing units for sale by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The 25 Park Models, the smallest of the two sizes generally used by FEMA at disaster sites, are at a staging area in Cobleskill, New York, just west of Albany. FEMA shipped the units to New York in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Although inspected, they are not for residential use, but for workshops, hunting or fishing camps, tool sheds, or storage. MHProNews has learned FEMA expects to hold another auction of excess homes in August.

(Photo credit: FEMA/Tim Burkitt)

Clean Tech Tiny House sited near San Jose city hall

August 5th, 2011 Comments off

Clean_Tech_Tiny_House_photo_courtesy_of_jetsongreen_posted_MHMSM.com_MHProNews.com_.pngJetsongreen reports that New Avenue Homes, has sited a Clean Tech tiny home on display in San Jose. This particular home is only 500 square feet, reminiscent to space use at an Ikea store display. There is a living, kitchenette, bedroom, walk in closet, bath, loft for sleeping, storage and a deck. The standard prefabricated home would cost about $70,000 to build and permit. Upgrades would be extra. This particular display is near San Jose’s city hall. New Avenue is the builder of the NZE tiny house in Berkeley. They also build backyard cottages.

 

(photo credit: jetsongreen)