This segment of the housing market is increasingly important, and approximately 8 percent of Americans live in a factory-built house
. That amounts to more than 38,000 mobile home parks and 9,000 to 10,000 RV parks in the U.S.
THE factory-built house
featured in the Gazette (04.09.08) could well be the only hope for folks pushed to the edge with massively overpriced brick houses, plus utility bills, petrol and fuel having reached Weimar Republic increase levels, and no intention by the Government to exercise any form of control.
As Sunset wrote in 1978, "The factory-built house
has been a dream about to come true every year since the end of World War II." Now it's the Glidehouse's turn.
I'm sure that Horden will be pleased to find himself in such distinguished company, but the brief mention of technology transfer denies the importance of Konrad Wachsrnann and Gropius who, along with their dream of the factory-built house
, are not included.
During the first phase, 24 factory-built houses
were installed on a site called The Plateau and the homes were launched for sale last month.
TV architect George Clarke has revealed he is designing the next set of factory-built houses
at an historic former shipyard in North Shields.
using technology devised at Warwick University have gone on the market.
'House builders are slowly moving towards factory-built houses
and we intend to take Dale Joinery towards that method of operating.
"And there has been a big increase in the number of manufactured housing units built." In fact, from 1991 to 1996, unit volume doubled in the manufactured home industry, and factory-built houses
represent one in every four new single-family homes built today.