Our New Plantation Style Modular Home Offerings
Benefits of our Modular Homes
Fast Permits- Right now we are working with our consultant who will be able to get permits quickly on Oahu, and from there, neighbor islands also. Because all home designs will be made using the exact same basic module frame, there is no real need for pre-approved models. Neighbor islands might be the exception possibly, but our consultant tells us he can expedite permits on all islands. Basically, no one ever wants anything the same as anyone else has designed, and with quick permit issuance, the need to speed that process up should be not so critical.
Reasonable cost- Our costs from the manufacturer are higher than originally expected, and we feel it is still a great value. Your total cost to build any home depends on many factors such as condition of your lot, foundation requirements, roof system desired, type of counters and cabinets, solar or on-demand gas water heating system, wastewater system etc. Call us to go thru an estimate of your costs based on your lot location and condition, and what you want to build. The modular home is a high quality, durable product with no drywall inside, and virtually wood free. Very good value even though our costs are higher than we would like. We worked very hard negotiating with our manufacturer, who explains that creating market ready, USA compliant homes is a lot more costly than non-market homes, which are a dime a dozen. You cannot find another company with a lower priced modular home product that can be used legally in Hawaii. If we did not believe strongly in modular, we would have thrown in the towel. Everything is moving towards modular, partly because time is money, and these homes are quick to build.
High quality and durability- Steel frames bolt together for a very strong home that exceeds all building codes in Hawaii. Wall panels are a polyurethane foam and sheet metal sandwich with insulation r values that meet even Oahu’s tough r13 code requirement! Exterior walls are sealed by a 2 part vapor barrier epoxy coating to give you a home with exceptional longevity. interior walls are also steel for incredible durability and are easy to clean and maintain. No drywall here! Very strong in wind and seismic events.
Ultimate DIY assembly- There is not a simpler or faster home to build, and if you want, you can do everything yourself minus the electrical and plumbing For those DIY’ers out there, you can drive the cost of your new home down by a significant amount! Frame members bolt together, wall panels slip into place and are secured by self-tapping screws and special metal trim pieces. Electrical system is pre-installed to your specs at the factory, and drains and toilet flange are also pre-installed. Plumbing the home is exactly like plumbing a single wall home that many who grew up in Hawaii are familiar with.
Fastest homes to build on the planet- In less than one month, your home can be ready to move into if everyone is somewhat synchronized with each other. Permits are issued in the quickest possible time, faster than even kit homes! Time is money when building your home, and the combination of quick permit issuance and the super fast, easy construction process means you move into your new home in record time. For those needing to rent while building, you will save a massive amt of money that you can use to furnish and decorate your new home!
Completely re-configurable and portable- Container homes cannot be re-configured but modular can. The wall panels can be unscrewed, frames can even be moved and re-positioned, and desired wall panels with doors and windows of your choosing can be re-attached to the modular frames. No other system can do that, and the entire home can be taken apart fairly quickly and moved to another lot for whatever reason such as the neighbor from hell moving next door unexpectedly!
Here is how the process works:
Choose from one of our designs or design your own. We dont charge for design, within reason of course!
Decide if you are financing the home or going the owner-builder route.
Have your building area graded and prepared for construction.
Our team determines the soil type on your lot, which determines how your foundation needs to be done. We guide you thru all that technical stuff.
When the building permit is issued, its time to break ground on your foundation, square and level it all up and start bolting together the steel framework yourself, or have our building team do it for you.
Slip in and secure all wall panels. Electrical cam-locks together easily!
Secure the roof trusses or rafters and roofing. Some, or possibly all islands may be ok with just the roof that comes with the modules. With our silicone elastomeric roof coating applied by our licensed applicators, you will be able to have a labor and materials guarantee so strong that we may be able to use the supplied roof as the final roof with that guarantee according to our consultant. On Oahu, he will work to make that happen there. If he can do this on Oahu, he should be able to do it anywhere. Meanwhile, the plumber and electrician do their work.
Build stairs, landings, lanai’s etc, and finish your exterior walls with finish paint, leave them as is or do whatever treatment or siding you desire. None is required!
Install appliances, interior built-ins like closet systems, shelving, towel racks, grab bars etc.
Pour yourself an ice-cold lemonade and tell the world how happy you are owning your very own truly affordable, modular home in Hawaii!
Much more info, diagrams, floor plans and home designs soon to come on this website, stay tuned!