4 Future-Ready Modular Homes That Are Out of This World

The future of modern living has arrived, and it's all about modular homes. These innovative structures are changing the way we think about housing, offering a flexible and customisable alternative to traditional homes.

From minimalist designs to spacious family homes, modular homes are the perfect solution for those looking to embrace a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.

In this article, we'll be showcasing four of the most innovative and cutting-edge modular style homes on the market today. Whether you're looking to downsize, upgrade, or simply want to explore the future of housing, these homes are sure to inspire and amaze.

So fasten your seatbelts and get ready to discover a whole new world of modern living. The future is now, and it's modular!

Benefits of modular and prefab homes

Modular luxury tiny homes (like this Coodo) adapt well to their surrounds.

Modular living has been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason. These homes offer a range of benefits that traditional homes simply cannot match.

First and foremost, modular constructed homes are incredibly flexible. They can be customised to fit the needs of any family, from small single-person homes to large multi-family dwellings. This flexibility means that modular (or tiny) homes can be used for a variety of purposes, such as vacation homes, rental properties, and even commercial buildings.

Another major benefit of modular houses is their sustainability. These homes are built using eco-friendly materials and are designed to be energy-efficient. This means that they are not only better for the environment, but they can also save homeowners money on their utility bills over time.

Additionally, modular style homes are often built using recycled materials, further reducing their environmental impact.

Finally, modular constructed homes are incredibly cost-effective. Because these homes are built in a factory setting, they can be constructed more quickly and efficiently than traditional homes. This means that they are often less expensive to build and can be completed in a fraction of the time.

Modular (and prefab) homes are often turn key ready as well as often easier to maintain than traditional homes, thanks in part to their streamlined design.

The rise of modular homes in modern architecture

Modular tiny home design (like this Nestron Cube Two X) has come a long way!

Modular (and prefab) homes have been around for decades, but it is only recently that they have gained widespread recognition as a viable alternative to traditional homes.

This rise in popularity can be attributed to a number of factors, including advancements in technology, changes in consumer preferences, and a growing awareness of the benefits of sustainable living.

One of the key drivers of the rise of modular housing is the fact that they offer a customisable and flexible alternative to traditional homes.

With modular construction, homeowners can choose from a variety of designs and layouts, making it easy to create a home that fits their unique needs and lifestyles. Additionally, modular homes are often more affordable than traditional homes, which has made them an attractive option for many first-time homebuyers.

Another factor contributing to the rise of modular homes is the growing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly living. Modular homes are designed to be energy-efficient and use eco-friendly materials, which makes them an ideal choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

Modular homes can also be designed to be off-the-grid, which means that they can operate independently of traditional power sources, further reducing their environmental impact.

Futuristic modular home designs

Modular homes have come a long way since their inception, and today's designs are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in modern architecture.

These homes are sleek, stylish, and offer a level of customisation that is simply not possible with traditional homes. In this section, we'll be taking a closer look at four of the most innovative and cutting-edge modular homes on the market today.

1: The first modular home - The Coodo

The Coodo is a prefabricated tiny house that just happens to look gorgeous too!

What started the whole modular, tiny-home-excitement was for me seeing my first Coodo. Couldn't shut up afterwards! Love the shape, the design, the simplicity… It was a prefabricated delight!

Always thought housing needed to be simplified - as well as an enjoyable space to live in, as well as fully-functional, modern, and synced in too! (If that's such a thing!)

Even though the Coodo is a minimalist design, it still manages to offer all of the amenities of a larger home. The interior is simple with plenty of natural light. Additionally, the Coodo can be designed to be energy-efficient, and pods can be added on to enlarge your living space, if needed.

2: The new frontier modular prefab home - The Nestron

The Nestron takes tiny living to a whole new dimension!

A new way of living tiny, in tune with nature: water collection system, recyclable materials, one-piece installation, fire-safe, sound-isolation (higher than a five-star hotel), thermal insulation, 50-year construction guarantee, and formaldehyde, pollution and emission free.

Smart house (Electric Vehicle charging if you want) and an option to be fully equipped with washing machine, TV, air conditioning, refrigerator etc. Different modular home prices from US$42,800. Gorgeous!

One of the standout features of this caravan-cube-styled Nestron is its large windows and an open floor plan, which allows for plenty of natural light and air circulation.

3: A minimalist modular building - The Elsewhere Pod

Re-thinking tiny houses with the Elsewhere Pod.

Rethink modular building with these pod-style studios…. 6 metre tiny home pod starts at AU$65,250.00. Or 12 metre for AU$108,000. (Have kitchenettes and bathrooms too). Almost unlimited customisation, swap in your choice of wall panels, windows, colours or finish.

Has studios and offices (think eco-tourism) as well as modular tiny homes. Off-grid services available as well! Saw and fully appreciated these beautiful pod-studios at the Melbourne Home Show!

4: The tech-savvy modular eco home - The EcoCapsule

The EcoCapsule is kind of like a new-age modular cabin!

Off-grid, self-sustainable, powered by solar and wind energy, stay in remote places or accommodation for 1-2 people as a pop up hotel, mobile office, research station etc. Kind of like a luxury hotel room (or egg-shaped tiny home) with rainwater collection, solar cells, filtered water tank and way more.

I think (will check) they use a compost style toilet too...

The future of glamping, eco-tourism, off-grid living (or whatever you want) is here!

Cost comparison between modular homes and traditional homes

Prefab small homes like this Ryebucks Portable drew crowds at the Melbourne Home Show.

One of the major advantages of modular buildings is their affordability. These homes are often less expensive to build than traditional homes, thanks in part to their streamlined design and efficient construction process.

Additionally, modular buildings are often easier and less expensive to maintain than traditional homes.

The cost of a modular style home can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of the home, the materials used, and the location.

However, in general, modular homes are significantly less expensive than traditional homes. According to a recent study, the average modular home price is around $75 per square foot, while the average cost of a traditional home is around $150 per square foot.

Conclusion: The future of modular homes

Modular homes are the future of modern living. These innovative structures offer a flexible and customisable alternative to traditional homes, and are designed to be sustainable, eco-friendly, and cost-effective.

From minimalist designs to spacious family homes, modular (eco) homes are changing the way we think about housing. So if you're looking to embrace a more sustainable and modern lifestyle, consider a modular home. The future is now, and it's modular!

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