You might be thinking, “will I ever be able to own a home?” The good news is that there are many options for homes that are both affordable and sustainable. The construction industry has traditionally consisted of “stick-built” homes, which are labor-intensive, and can take many months, depending upon weather conditions.
The majority of construction steps for prefabricated homes are completed at an off-site climate-controlled facility. For this reason, many prefab homes are “zero carbon,” since the materials are durable, non-toxic, sustainably sourced, and with minimal greenhouse gas emissions during fabrication steps and delivery of materials to the site.
Prefab homes are available in several options. When the manufacturer’s team completes all construction tasks, it’s called the “turnkey” option. However, you can also purchase a “prefab home kit,” where you can be the general contractor for building your own home, with the help of local professionals. Manufacturers also provide assistance for obtaining building permits, and advice for purchasing land and connection with utility companies.
It’s all explained in Live in a Home that Pays You Back.