A Prefab and some land – our dream for down the road
Our immediate future is Airstream travel and eco-education … but down the road in a few years we dream of owning some land with water (ocean, river or lake) and a modern, energy efficient prefab home. A homestead with a modern twist and retreat appeal. Most likely the Airstream will become quarters for retreat guests. Prefab house design has come such a long way and is leading the pack with small footprint design, energy efficiency, sustainable materials and cost effectiveness. Here are some of our favorite companies. While we are out on the road we hope to see some of these homes being built and lived in as well as meet some of the great designers building them. www.prefabs.com is a wonderful resource for prefab information. Note that their site hasn’t been updated in several years – even so they still have a good list going.
Glidehouse – Michelle Kaufman
PS – buying land might be easier than you think. Raw land can be purchased at a fraction of the cost and if you have time, patience and resources like tree surveying, etc. you will find it well worth your effort.