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Sep 29, 2012 9:55AM
 The prices are in the you gotta be kidding range for these factory built dog houses. In the Atlanta area for around  80 to100K you can beat anything shown here including the dirt that was never mentioned in this article. Are people really this  obtuse? 
Jun 20, 2012 10:47PM

Perhaps the issue is location but these are not economical prices;  I live between  Tacoma and Olympia Washington, in a semi rural area a block and a half from a nice sized lake where the homeowners association owns the control of the lake...right on the beach front we have a large open beamed clubhouse which we rent out for large gatherings, a smaller one for small groups, a private beach area complete with complex docks and swimmiing area, sheltered and open picnic areas, beach side bathrooms, boat launch area, and a playground.  (It is gated beach area)  my  1,800 sq ft house sits on an acre and a half...the back half all fenced  wth a large 20'x 26' shed for storage of lawn tractor and larger items as well as a smaller 10' x 12' fully enclosed shed for storage of more fragile items). .  It is an upper grade manufactured home with two good sized bedrooms, one a large master suite, two bathrooms, t;he one with the master suite is very large with separate shower and double sinks and counters/ cabinets,  living room, dining room, large kitchen,  morning room,  laundry room, and a large enclosed sunroom (12 x 20') open via french doors from the dining room to the back of the house,,,nicely landscaped with five fruit trees, it presents a lovely and serene sight.  The rear of the property has a fair number of coniferous trees and the way the house is situated there is a good privacy factor.  It is a wonderful setting...if I were to sell i today it would bring about $200,000.00.   Before the housing crash a couple of years ago it would have been listed around $260,000.00 and will no doubt return to that level in a few more years.  At any rate, it is still valued at much more than I paid for it twelve years ago and I would have no problem finding a buyer.  The house and property are in great shape;  The access to larger cities is simple, within a sixty mile radius i can get to Tacoma, Olympia, Seattle, Sea Tac International airport. Mt Rainier, the oceans, and all kinds of indoor and outdoor sports and cultural  entertainment and activities.  Both both community college level insitutions as well as universities are readily accessible and very high level complex  medical care are readily available.   If you want extremely high end prices you can find them but you can also find very reasonably priced better than average homes and property...these home in this article do not meet that description.

Jun 20, 2012 10:35PM

Quote: "The company started when grocery clerk Jay Shafer built an 89-square-foot home for himself out of concern about the impact a large home would have on the environment."


Has thid dude thought about what impact would living in a coffin have on the human? Homes for wackos, who think that the environment has to be better served than men.

Jun 20, 2012 10:21PM
What a big waste of money. Cheaply built homes for real housing costs, there is a problem here. People you can hire a contractor and pay the same amount and your house wont fall to the ground in 10 years. What a scam I hope no one out there would buy into this housing scam.We as Americans can't pay for another bail out on dumb financial moves for this one!!
Jun 20, 2012 9:59PM

Prefab  what  the hell  is that??  Does   "Fabio" come with it when its delivered lol...cool for the chicks

but   if it s him and me he better have a bunch of beer  and  a game console+cards.   I  think i will avoid this little scam all together  climb a  tree on my land and just nail together a clubhouse  or live in a  large tent if things are that bad lol.

Jun 20, 2012 9:42PM

this is all euro idea trying to shove down the Americans' throat "space saving" IKEA ideas. Save space if you live in Singapore, and you are a single, but in the US there is plenty of space and homes for familes that are cheaper than the 740 sq. foot pre fab. I sense some ideology here...

Jun 20, 2012 9:18PM

Come on guys ...  . give them a break ! ! !   The bank is "only" trying to make money . . ... loaning your money back to you at a high interest . .  . .  and convincing you to believe the prefab  home is a great deal ! ! !   and that being said .. . what about the zoning areas, special building restrictions and other ancillary building requirements unique to your city? . . .. who modifies your existing plans to adjust for these.   Ohhhh did they forget to tell you . . . . once you submit there plans to obtain approval for the permitting process .. and get "rejected" then you need to take your plans to an architectural and engineering firm to modify the plans . . .and all for a "small fee"!  Yea right !    Once the plans have been corrected then the "Pre-fab" company makes all the adjustments for no additional fee right?   I don't think so.   So then when your finished with your pre-fab home . . you find out that you paid 25% more than had you just gone out and purchased a home.  If it is such a great deal ..... . where are all these pre-fab homes that are being built?  Not in my city . ... .how about yours.   There is another way of looking at this ..  strictly philantrophic.   Although the banks received a windfall in bail out money . .that most did not need ..  . they need your business for they can gouge you more.  Then when the economy takes another dive ..  they can repossess your home in 60 days for the "big" mistake you did in buying the home . . . . after they encouraged you to buy the home ! 


Jun 20, 2012 8:41PM

This is not affordability, this is Highway Robbery!!!!!!!!!!!! Most folks have kitchens that are larger than these "homes."  Find a rare frog to worry about and quit speaking about housing as it is quite clear that you are CLUELESS about the subject!! Wow, I am shocked at the ignorance expressed!

Jun 20, 2012 8:39PM
Your idea of budget friendly at $250 per sq. ft. is outrageous for realityville USA.
Jun 20, 2012 8:38PM

OK - Try this, MSN censors:  **** you!!!!

Jun 20, 2012 8:14PM
Seriously??? These are affordable?
-----I guess I'm fortunate enough to live in an area where housing is relatively inexpensive. Our current home is a decent sized (1400+ sq. ft.) 4 bedroom home with a deck, central air, a full basement, and a newly remodeled kitchen and bath along with an older but functional 2 - car garage.  We bought it 3 years ago for $42,000.
-----Now we've decided to buy a fixer-upper house. We'll either flip it, rent it out, or move there and rent out or sell our current home. Our newest venture set us back $13,300 for a 900 sq. ft. 3 bedroom home. It needs work. It has an old oil-burning (forced air) furnace that will be replaced this summer, and the plumbing froze and pipes broke last winter so we plan on installing all new hot and cold supply lines throughout the house. Luckily, it has a small plumbing footprint so it should only take us a couple of weeks to replace it all. But the little house has a lot of character. Maple hardwood floors and original (painted) trim around most of the windows and doors. We know it needs work, but the price was right.
-----We're just amazed that people call a $150,000 home "affordable."
Jun 20, 2012 7:40PM
These prices are outrageous. and...9 months to build a wee house..are you kidding..? folks..look around your real estate listings..no need to support this kind of foolishness.
Jun 20, 2012 7:38PM
You have got to be kidding me...I can get a 2500 sq ft house in CALIFORNIA 20 miles from the beach, 40 miles from 5 month's a year snow skiing, 60 miles from Palm Springs, 200 miles from Vegas, etc etc for $200,000in a GREAT neighborhood in So Calif. ....no snow, awesome weather. No pre-fab. Gotta know where to look! Sorry this pre-fab sucks.
Jun 20, 2012 7:13PM
Prices were high, finishings cheep.  Not what I'd consider a budget starter home for sure.
Jun 20, 2012 7:10PM
Boy  I have a 1950 sq ft home on an acre that I can't get $135,000 for why would anyone buy this stuff.
Jun 20, 2012 6:44PM

to the persaon who wrote this article:  you idiot-the whole idea here is affordability, on a smaller scale.  i see nothing in the article that comes even close to those 2 concepts.  i would suggest that you  go to a mobile home sales lot.  i was at one a couple of days ago-- a brand new 16x72, 3 bedroom, 2 bath built, delivered and set up in a park or on your own land in 6 weeks for $44K.  near as i can see, that has everything in your article beat at least a mile, maybe more.  pretty obvious you did not know what to look for when you planned this article.











Jun 20, 2012 6:30PM

The price of home may be lower,


again it depends on where you want to live

is there a house on the land already that needs to be removed

 HOW many empty lots do you see, as you drive around ?

Again the home may be inexspencive , but the land will kill you

Jun 20, 2012 6:26PM
real nice are there any in baltimore MD LIKE THIS?
Jun 20, 2012 5:46PM

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 tell you something right now. Never and I mean never enter into an agreement on prefab housing without at least exploring options with a realtor. Jenifer Sever lives in the mountains of colorado, I've seen shacks not much bigger than outhouses sell as mountain cabins in those hills for a quarter million dollars

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