Lifestyles aside, having a place where we can relax in nature is something we all need. Having a chance to get away from the everyday city hustle and chaos is something we all crave from time to time, and the easiest and quickest way to have that is by investing in a prefab cabin.
Looking back, it is easy to see that today’s prefab technology has come a long way. Nowadays, prefab cabins and homes in general, are all about using high-quality materials and innovative construction methods without compromising neither overall look nor longevity. And that’s just the top of the iceberg.
When compared to the stick-built type of cabins, today’s prefabricated cabins are considered to be of the same or better quality (depending on the company and used material). The main reason is that prefab cabins need to meet or exceed all design requirements. They also need to withstand the whole transport and assembly process which is another reason for using quality materials for both indoor and outdoor design.
Since these types of cabins are factory designed and partially assembled there, it is considered that prefab construction takes less time when compared to the traditionally built homes. Depending on the size, usually they can be built in less than two months which is great for those of you who need it ASAP.
Although there are exceptions, in general, modular homes are way more affordable than the stick-built ones, and the reasons are simple. Firstly, modular manufacturers can create several homes on a monthly basis so the manufacturers would probably order all the materials in bulk, reducing the cost per item. Secondly, since these types of homes are easier and quicker to build, the labour cost during the manufacturing process would be much lower.
Unlike the older versions of prefab homes, today’s versions are compared to the stick-built ones, longevity wise. Thanks to the carefully chosen and treated materials (stone, concrete, wood and steel), as well as to the amazing insulation materials, the prefab cabins and homes are compared to the longevity of a traditionally built home.
Since these days the use of mass-produced and chemically treated products is on the rise, more and more modular home manufacturers strive to use eco-friendly materials. They know how important it is to have a sustainable and environmental friendly home, so they are striving to design modern and contemporary homes that allow lots of daylight to come inside the house. Appropriate ventilation and moisture control, high acoustic performance and no use of formaldehyde products or too much chemically treated paints and adhesives are the things these manufacturers pay attention to as well.