This week, crews pieced together townhomes in the Tahoe Basin area in just a matter of hours.
This week, crews pieced together townhomes in the Tahoe Basin area in just a matter of hours. The construction is all part of a project where two different home builders are bringing prefabricated houses to the Tahoe Basin. It has to become the future. Stick building has been the same for the past 100 years plus and prefab is growing rapidly in popularity.
The modular homes are built to the same standard and code as more traditional site builds, but the transportation of the materials is a bit different. It just has to be built in boxes that can fit down the road,
Those boxes are called modules. Each module is about 16 feet wide and about 60 feet long. Inside it, you’ll find exactly what you’d expect in any old home, like bedrooms, bathrooms and a kitchen.
The major selling point of a prefab home is how quickly each one can be installed. On average, the construction is 60% faster than a traditional stick build. The time frame can be cut way down, especially in areas like Tahoe or mountain towns where you have a limited building season due to the weather.
Despite a majority of the home being complete, construction crews still need to piece together the roof, garage, siding and flooring.
This custom prefab home will come at a comparable cost to a stick builds nearby. The exact cost of these homes is not specified, but the median home price in the Tahoe Basin area is about $640,000.
Contact USModular, Inc. for information on building a prefab home in your area!