Step 1: Location, Location, Location. It used to be that choosing where to live was a negotiation between an acceptable commute time and pretty much everything else. However, if you’re looking to move, it's reasonable to assume your priorities have probably changed. Work is going remote, families are getting smaller, and the one place you’ve always wanted to live is calling your name. Whatever the reason, things are changing for homeowners in America.
While you may have the freedom to live remotely, it can be intimidating to take the leap and move somewhere new. The best way to familiarize yourself with a place is to live there for a few years, but doing your research in advance helps to make sure your new location meets your needs. We’ll work with you from the start to avoid the unknown and minimize the risks of moving somewhere new. If you’re not sure where to go, we built a web app for exploring some basic questions about any ZIP code in the continental US, including housing attributes, utility access, and environmental risks.
Once you have a specific location in mind, more detailed questions arise. We work with real estate agents, local contractors, and utility companies to help you find the perfect land for your new home.
Step 2: Financing Your Lot and Home. When you’re ready to commit to building your home, you’ll need a construction loan from your local lender. Although construction loans are common, there are some key differences between a typical mortgage and a construction loan that you’ll want to pay attention to:
The details of the costs and loan will vary depending on your situation, but we’ll work with you every step of the way to secure the financing for your home.
Step 3: Construction. For us, this is the fun part. Unlike traditional construction, modular construction can be assembled in an indoor temperature- and humidity-controlled environment. Combined with our specifications for high quality materials and assemblies, our homes are built to last centuries, not decades. We work closely with building partners to administer the construction of your home and transport the assembled modules to the site.
For onsite work, we collaborate with engineers and local contractors to determine the foundation best suited for your soil conditions, water table, and climate. Because the house is built offsite, foundations and assembly can happen concurrently, shortening the total timeline for construction. The modules are delivered, joined, and permanently attached to the foundation.
After the modules are in place, there’s a bit of final installation work to do, including hooking up the utilities and finalizing the landscaping. When we wrap up the finishing touches, it’s time for you to move in. We think you can take it from there.