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Home builders embrace prefab

Massive disruption in Alberta’s housing sector has convinced many developers of the benefits of off-site construction Manufacturing plants in Alberta

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Austin is about to get its own prefab tiny home manufacturing facility

Kasita acquires space, revs up to roll out its innovative houses Small-housing enthusiasts who don’t know about Kasita, the local startup dedicated to

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Portland's mail-order kit homes stand the test of time

PORTLAND — For some local homeowners at the start of the 20th century, the American dream was delivered via the U.S Postal Service. Kit homes, which arrived

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Charlie Lazor's Modern Dwellings Evolve from Flatpak to Stack House

Prefab housing, IKEA, and the craze for all things modern were tantalizing possibilities when Charlie Lazor, after graduating from Yale School of Architecture

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Accessory Dwelling Units: Beyond the Granny Flat

With the newly increased freedom of building an accessory dwelling unit—an ADU—on your property because of recent California legislation comes a multitude

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Steel yourself

I liked the early chapters outlining the council development app. And the budgeting / costing section was a real eye opener. The steel frame setup was

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Steel yourself

This book is an easy read and has clearly been written by someone who has experienced the process of building a number of kit homes. Thoughtful process

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DC’s hidden secret: Million-dollar homes built from DIY kits

Stroll through some of D.C.'s neighbourhoods, and you’ll spot historic homes that come with manicured lawns and million-dollar price tags. But what you

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Timber Block Wins Fifth Award in One Year for Revolutionary Building System

CONNELLY SPRINGS, NC, Jan. 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Timber Block recently won the 2017 NAHB Global Innovation Award for its R-36 patented home building

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Why An Increasing Number Of Americans Want To Build A Granny Flat

Whether it’s an aging relative or struggling millennial, many Americans want to provide a space for the placeless. They just need a means to do it. In

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Using metal carport kits for outdoor rooms

Metal carport kits are the perfect design basis for outdoor rooms

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Prefab containers become hotel-quality student housing in Scotland

The rooms cost the same to build in China as they would in the U.K., but construction was up to 20 percent faster. For months, the U.K.’s been abuzz with

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Could tiny houses help solve Australia's affordable housing crisis?

It’s the long weekend. You get a few friends together, crack open some beers, watch a YouTube video. And build a house. Yup. That’s all it takes to make

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Kit home buyers are saving up to $100,000 building their own homes

SAVVY home buyers are getting down and getting dirty seeing big dollar savings with 90 per cent of kit home buyers opting to build their own homes. PAAL

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In Praise of the Granny Flat

What You Need to Know about San Diego’s New Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Last fall, California passed new legislation to make it easier for San Diego

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Are Tiny Houses More Trouble Than They're Worth?

Picture this: the middle class was shrinking as the economy became rockier. As the in-hand dollars of the average American diminished, housing insecurity

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The right floorplan, and attitude, can make intergenerational living a beautiful thing

As Sydney house prices continue to sky rocket, the great Australian dream of owning your own home is becoming an impossible feat for most families. In

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Owner building steel homes

Part 3: Building steel homes series describing the installation of ceiling, support and roof frames.

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Post and Beam Frame Installation

Post and Beam Frame installation for your backyard shed

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Installing vapor lock home insulation on your kit home frame walls.

Vapor lock house wrap is essential when cladding a wood framed kit house to provide additonal home insulation.

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Steel yourself ebook review

I finished your book on owner building - it left me keen to get started! I love checklists and this book is full of them - it's worth the cover price

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Brisbane builder perfects quintessential Australian tiny houses that Queenslanders swoop on

What happens when the iconic outback slab hut meets with the simple-life philosophies behind modern minimalism and the tiny house movement? In the case

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Kithomebasics book downloads

A selection of book downloads for owner builders

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It's a pre-fab sprout!

Bespoke flatpack houses which allow homeowners to pick and choose where they put each room are painstakingly assembled at a former shipyard Smith’s Dock,

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Owner-builders outpace traditional companies on permits

For the first half of 2015, Hultquist Homes has captured the No. 1 spot for the most single family permits with 21. Spinell Homes ranks No. 2 with 15.

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Ebook: Steel yourself review

This is a great book! It covers everything you'll need to know even if you are a non-steel kit home builder. Michael has really comprehensively explained

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Voices: 7 things I learned from building a tiny house

I was part of Santa Clara University’s rEvolve House team where a group of undergraduate students designed and built an off-grid tiny house (on wheels!)

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Why it’s important for tradies to keep on top of tool innovation

Much like any profession, we all rely upon our tools of trade to complete our work. From dentists to mechanics, brain surgeons to musicians, or carpenters

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LLC Launches New Company Hunting Shacks

Hunting Shacks are the Nation's first mobile hunting cabins that can be towed behind a truck with all the amenities of a stationary home. The mobility

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"Tiny Chalet" Wonder, For An Ecological Swiss Ski Vacation

The Thyon tourism office rents innovative tiny houses to ski vacationers: 56 square feet, fun and environmentally friendly. But it's not so simple. THYON

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