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“Amazing Future Homes” Video

November 9th, 2016 Comments off

Credit: HD-Channel.

Modular housing has seen significant progress over the years, with many levels of creativity.

Revolution Homes, which the Daily Business News covered recently, has partnered with a number of designers to create progressive models.

The team at HD-Channel has created a fun video that takes a look at the future of modular homes, and how flexible they can be.


Here in the U.S., Vallejo, California based Blu Homes has worked to create homes similar to what the HD-Channel video shows.


Credit: Blu Homes.

Daily Business News, MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach commented on the video, providing clarity on the use of language.


L A ‘Tony’ Kovach, credit, MHVillage.

The video is certainly interesting,” said Kovach. “In the United States, these homes would best be described as a modular or prefabricated (prefab) home. The other terms suggest that the producers of this video are perhaps from Australia, England or some other nation where terms like “caravan” would be more commonly used than in the U.S.

MHLivingNews has an in-depth comparison of modular and manufactured homes here. ##

(Image credits are as shown above.)


RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.

Blu Homes Adds Elegant Sheds

November 19th, 2012 Comments off

From Modular Home Builder comes word modular builder Blu Homes, which moved its operations from Massachusetts to an old airplane hangar in Vallejo, Calif., as we reported here Sept. 14, 2012, has purchased the assets of modern accessory dwelling maker Modern Cabana. The styles fit in with Blu’s modernistic designs. Blu’s prices start at $125,000 for a studio modular unit. Modern Cabana’s upscale modular accessory buildings are suitable for work or play. Terms of the transaction were not released. MHProNews has learned Modern Cabana was started in 2004 in San Francisco and has been a family-owned business, specializing in high quality small modular buildings.

(Photo credit, top:  Modern Cabana;

photo credit, bottom: The Republican/Blu Homes)

Homeward Bound Partners with Blu

October 15th, 2012 Comments off

A Novato, Calif. non-profit that operates Marin’s three homeless shelters will partner with modular builder Blu Homes to site 14 one and two-bedroom compact homes to be rented to low-income, formerly homeless families with children. According to marinij, Marin-based Homeward Bound, which also operates transitional housing, has raised one third of the $3 million needed to complete the project. As MHProNews noted Jan. 16, 2012, Blu owners Bill Haney and Maura McCarthy moved its operations from Mass. to a 250,000 square foot hangar in Vallejo, Calif. last Dec.The company makes a steel-framed foldable unit that is easy to transport and set-up. Recently, the firm has been hit with charges of unfair labor practices at its 100 + worker facility.

(Photo credit: Blu Homes/The Republican)