New breed of affordable modular homes



The latest generation of pod-like homes is hoping to inspire anyone concerned with sustainability and affordability and is now being touted as the newest solution to Britain’s housing shortage. Modular housing is common in Australia, the USA and Germany, but British examples have mainly been limited to one-off, self-build projects. More recently though, organisations such as the Peabody Trust have commissioned several large modular developments such as London’s Murray Grove and Baron’s Place. As well as preserving communities, flexible living negates moving costs and mortgages are available thanks to approval from National House-Building Council and CLG’s Code for Sustainable Homes scheme.