Re: Modular housing
From: Dahako (
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 04:07:00 -0700 (PDT)
Hi -
On the preference for cottages over modern -- houses can learn, both during  
and after the primary construction phase.
For a preconstruction example, check out the Louisiana Pattern Book  over on 
the Louisiana Speaks site: _ 
(    It is specific to styles 
peculiar to Louisiana, but it shows how to take a  standard modular home and 
inexpensively adapt the style to match local  preferences.  Even a Habitat for 
Humanity home is adapted.  
There are similar adaptations happening in Mississippi.  See them  here: 
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You can select a modular home and get an architect to just parse out the  
appropriate local adaptation for the builder.
For fun, here's an extreme version of a cottage development:  
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-Jessie Handforth Kome
Eastern Village Cohousing
Silver Spring, Maryland
"Where the Monday potluck is moving to the booth on the roof for Sukkot  

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