As one of the world’s richest men, Elon Musk can easily afford to drop hundreds of millions of dollars on any lavish home he wants. Instead, the multibillionaire is living in a $50,000 tiny home in Boca Chica, Texas, where his SpaceX headquarters are located.
The “Boxable Casita” that the Tesla CEO reportedly lives in is a transportable 20×20 unit that’s only about 400 square feet. It is set up like a studio apartment and features a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom.
Prefabricated homes or pre-habs are extremely popular in Japan, Europe, the United States of America, and Canada. Owing to the lengthy construction time for conventional brick-and-mortar structures and growing awareness about environmental concerns, many people nowadays prefer building prefab homes over traditional houses. However, in India, prefab homes are still at a very nascent stage. People are skeptical about prefab homes, mainly because there is a lot of misinformation about how these homes are built and their benefits.
While prefab homes are slowly growing on the Indian construction space, the information below will equip you with all that you need about prefab homes.
Prefab homes are constructed using the same material as building traditional homes, such as steel, concrete, and wood. Of course, each manufacturer uses different materials based on the customer’s specifications, budget, and efficiency.
With prefab homes, you can be assured that the materials used are of superior quality, and the entire construction process is completed as per the building codes. The sturdiness of the materials is comparable to and in the case of steel-based prefab buildings, higher than the materials used in the traditional home.
Depending on your prefab home’s size and design, you can construct the house in as little as 6 weeks. Prefab homes can actually be built 3 times faster than conventional construction.
Now coming to the most frequently asked question – Are Prefab homes safe?
There is a common perception that prefab homes are not safe as traditional homes because of the alternative construction materials and methods used. However, this is not true. These homes are entirely safe for several reasons. Firstly, prefab homes are constructed as per the building codes and regulations and throughout the construction process, the experts conduct a thorough inspection at every stage. Another reason why prefab homes are safe is because of the construction process. The various units and sub-assemblies are constructed in a controlled environment to reinforce the structure for long-term usage.
Now that we have discussed the different aspects of prefab homes, you can consider investing in one instead of going for the traditional home. Many expert prefab home builders in India like Stratus Steel have the best crew who can build the best home from concept to finished product.
Stratus Steel continues to invest various resources in the prefab housing sector and to further show our commitment towards this, we have started a new division of Pre-designed and custom-designed homes. It will launch this under the brand name, “Houseable”.