As you may know, we chose to build a modular house as opposed to building a normal ‘stick built’ house. What is the differance? Well, the first and main difference is that a ‘stick built’ house is constructed on site whereas a modular house is built in a factory. Secondly, a modular house is built stonger because it has to stand the riggers of transportation from the factory to the house site and the strain of being craned into place. Thirdly, modular houses are generally built faster as they are built in a more concentrated enviornment.
In our case, the house will be built in the form of two rectangular boxes or pods and transported by two semi trucks to our house site; with the main floor approx. 80% complete. The roof will then be lifted up and the house will be made water tight within 48 hours. From there we will finish the upstairs and the basement as well as installing the hardwood floor on the main level.
We had the opportunity last week to tour the factory where our house is being built. We were able to see our house on the production line.
Below we are going to look at the first half of our house. (Ours is the pod in the middle.)
the master bedroom to be
One of our walls being framed.
Examining a place on the plans with the owner of the factory.
Drywall for the second pod
The floor of the second pod (It’s 70 feet long)
An up-close of the plans