Green Ideas

An Introduction to Modular Construction

Fast, green and durable cabin construction for the 21st century
By Fran Sigurdsson
Published: February 19, 2014
Modular construction cabin
Photo by New Era Building Systems
Coast to coast, modular cabins are popping up in all the right places these days. “Right” meaning cabin-worthy, of course – be it waterside or woodland, peak or canyon. Mod design has come a long way from the ticky-tacky boxes of the 1970s. Today’s “mod squad” comes in all shapes and sizes, from 500 square feet to 5,000, and they are customizable. They may be log homes, cozy cottages, or, like the 1,600-square-foot South Lake Tahoe retreat featured in the February 2013 issue, clean-lined and contemporary. But whatever the location or style, modular cabins all have several things in common.
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