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The History of Prefab Homes

By Mike Wheatley | April 23, 2014

If you work in a housing niche or simply appreciate the knowledge it takes to work in a niche, a new book might find a spot on your desk or waiting area table.

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Image courtesy of Taschen's Prefab Houses.

Art book publisher Taschen's Prefab Houses takes a look at the history of assembled domiciles around the world, looking at a style of homes originally meant to supply inexpensive yet sturdy housing that grew to be an area where architects and housing experts could explore edgier and ultramodern housing styles.

The book, which comes in English, German, and French in the same volume, covers "industrially prefabricated components, the difficulties of delivery to the building site, and the intricacies of assembly and completion," according to a Taschen release. Along with homes in the United States, the book covers Asia, Africa, and Europe, where Taschen says prehab homes started in the 1830s, created for British emigrants to Australia. Nowadays, buyers can look to prefab homes for speedy construction and coveted energy efficiency.

And perhaps best of all if you're thinking of getting into this niche in depth, Prefab Houses includes contact details for suppliers and manufacturers. Whether that lets you simply become the go-to expert on prefab homes in your market or gets you to jump into the market yourself, you'll have an authoritative source book to back up your knowledge.

Source: Gizmodo

Mike Wheatley is the senior editor at Realty Biz News. Got a real estate related news article you wish to share, contact Mike at [email protected]
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