Yes!jspence said:Does anybody know of any companies that focus on maufacturing "new urbanist" style modular homes.
Don't even get me started on this definition... it has been the bane of my existence since I've arrived in Canada. St. Albert doesn't have an affordability problem... because the people that live here don't spend more than 30% of their income on their MegaHouses. And the Feds wonder why we have such an affordable housing problem. Grrrrr.donk said:
As for affordability, Statscan deems housing to be unaffordable if more then 30% of your wages goes towards mortgage, taxes and basic utilities.
Potterhill Homes in Cincinnati - http://www.potterhillhomes.com
Not necessarily "New Urbanist" homes, since the term refers to the qualities of a place rather than an architectural style ... but I think this might be what you're looking for. (New Urbanist communities tend to have a disproportionately large amount of Arts and Crafts/Craftsman and four square style houses, so I can understand why the terminology may confuse someone.)
Not modular, but Wonderland Builders is active in new urbanist communities in Denver (Highland Gardens Village) and Longmon (Prospect). Affordable, though ... nope. Affordable in Denver is "drive until you qualify," which usually means site built houses very far from downtown, northeast of the airport in Commerce City or unincorporated Adams or Weld County. Same thing in the resort towns.jspence said:Does anybody know of any modular home builders, or had direct or indirect experience with them, preferably in the Coloraco area, that are doing interesting things, that is things besides ranches and ranches stacked ontop of each other.
It seems that the proportions are off, especially on the two storey houses. They seem odd, being too tall for how wide they are. The single storey buildings look like typical double wides, with a front porch.It gives you a taste for how they go together and whay the exterior finish really looks like.