Re: Modular units in cohousing
From: Oliveau (
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 06:00:44 -0700 (PDT)
Hey Joani,
    Here at Catoctin Creek Village (Taylorstown, VA), we are building 
detached homes using the modular construction method.
    We've been very happy with them.  The biggest advantage is that they are 
quick.  Much faster than stick-built.  Also, no chance of weather delaying the 
project, or soaking a floor.  Structually, the houses are stronger than 
    The one draw-back is that you can't make any last minute changes.  You 
can't walk through your half-build home and ask for walls to be moved.  Of 
course, some would say that's an advantage, given the amount of money some 
spend on last-minute change orders to their house.
    We liked Avis America in Avis, PA.  Their quality was very high, they 
will customize, and they have energy efficient upgrades available.

-Kevin Oliveau

In a message dated 6/30/2005 12:26:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
joani [at] writes:
Modular/manufactured houses/units in cohousing?  Cambridge Cohousing used a 
bunch, and Metro Cohousing in St. Louis will be using them too.  Anyone 
else that I don't happen to know about yet?  And let's hear from those who 
have used them about the pros and cons, and perhaps which manufacturers you 
chose and why.


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