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Nov 14, 2016

With workers scarce, more home builders turn to prefab construction

A persistent shortage of construction workers across the U.S. is prompting some of the nation’s largest home builders to experiment with a model they once derided: factory production.

KB Home last month unveiled a model home equipped with an energy-efficient kitchen and a rotating audiovisual wall that serves either as a television or video-conferencing...

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Aug 23, 2016

60 Impressive Tiny Houses That Maximize Function and Style

Check out these tiny homes that maximize both function and style.

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Jul 5, 2016

Who Benefits From The Tiny House Revolution?

Tiny House Nation is an hourlong (!) show on the FYI network that follows people as they build the tiny houses of their dreams. Do not confuse it with Tiny House, Big Living, HGTV’s half-hour version of Tiny House Nation, or the channel’s Tiny House Builders. It’s also hard not to confuse it with Tiny House Hunters, HGTV’s show about people looking for already-built tiny houses, or FYI’s version, Tiny House Hunting. Or even Tiny House World, which is basically FYI’s version of Tiny House Hunting International, or HGTV’s Tiny House Luxury,...

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Jan 22, 2013

Prefab for Humanity

Architect Edward Paul Haladay is one of those people who retires and immediately starts looking for work. Soon after closing the door on a practice heavy on Caribbean resorts, the Baltimore, Maryland, resident walked into Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s office in 2008 to start volunteering. The local affiliate had just bought a vacant lot in McElderry Park, where nearly 40 percent of families...

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