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Abrams was kind enough to send us a copy of Sheri Koones’ most recent book on modular homes, Prefabulous and Sustainable. Considering we’ve published over 250 articles on various green prefabs, you can say this book is right up our alley. Indeed, it’s a veritable treasure trove of inspiration for prefab enthusiasts and well worth the cover price of $25.
In Prefabulous and Sustainable, the term “prefab” is broadly construed to include modular, structural insulated panels, panelized, timber frame, and steel frame construction.
Using this framework, Koones provides case studies of 25 different prefabs roughly categorized into three sections: green, greener, and greenest. Each case study includes several photographs, captions, floor plans, sidebars, contact information, and a description of green elements.
Some of the homes you’ve probably seen before, such as the mkLotus, Method Cabin, PowerHouse, and others. But Koones is thorough and informative, so deeply knowledgeable followers of this industry will find something new.
If you’re looking for cost information on the homes profiled in Prefabulous and Sustainable, you won’t find many specifics, but that’s pretty common. We’ve found that some homeowners aren’t interested in sharing that kind of information with the world.
[+] Buy a copy of Prefabulous and Sustainable from Amazon.
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