Re: Modular housing
From: Dahako (Dahakoaol.com)
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: _http://www.louisianaspeaks.org/static.html?id=39_ 
(http://www.louisianaspeaks.org/static.html?id=39)    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: 
_http://www.mississippirenewal.com/_ (http://www.mississippirenewal.com/) 
 
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:  
_http://www.bendshire.com/_ (http://www.bendshire.com/) 
 
 
-Jessie Handforth Kome
Eastern Village Cohousing
Silver Spring, Maryland
"Where the Monday potluck is moving to the booth on the roof for Sukkot  
tonight."

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