Oak Haven 62+ Community

Rarely does one see a Manufactured Home Community of Affordable Green Solar Powered Homes

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Homes built to CA WUI Standard

In California, the building code was changed to use materials for the exterior of homes built in Very Severe Fire Zones. The material used must be FIRE retardant.

Here is an example of one of our homes surviving a Fire in Fallbrook, Ca

An ADA AARP Universally Designed Green Solar Powered Home

Modular Lifestyles was given the challenge to build  a universally designed ADA Solar Powered house for a disabled person. We completed this home Oct 26,2012. This home is Energy Star Certified and 2 kWh Solar Powered. We used a new type wall insulation material  and do expect it to offer the homeowner an annual credits (Net Zero) based on 285 of average SUN exposure for this climate zone.

from the electric company to offset their natural gas utility bills to be at or close to “Net Zero” annually. It was built with the help of Cavco industries who has built a LEED Platinum Modular which was displayed at a recent TED conference in Long Beach for a architectural firm. This home resides in Ojai, Ca. We offer folks appointments to see this unique way of energy efficiency coupled with ada requirement to make Age-In-Place living a reality for seniors.

House Building Definitions

DEFINITIONS

OF HOME CONSTRUCTION

Site Built:

The traditional way to build a house has long been described as “stick built homes.” That is, assembling the building, on site, out of sticks – pieces of lumber that are cut and nailed together into walls and roof trusses, linked together and sheathed with plywood on the exterior and drywall on the interior then finished with shingles, clapboard, vinyl siding, adobe or some kind of brick or brick veneer.

There are disadvantages to this type of building; weather is always a factor, shutting down worksites, damaging materials, and making work uncomfortably cold, hot, or wet for construction workers. Measuring, cutting, fitting, and nailing each “stick” into a whole house is tedious and time consuming; mistakes waste material and drive up costs. While most homes today are still stick built, there are many technological advances that shortcut or even eliminate the cutting, hammering, and nailing process without impacting the quality of construction. Today the term of reference is no longer stick built, it is “site built homes” and there are a lot of ways to do it.

Park Model built:

A Park Model is a not-over 400 square foot home built exclusively for RV Parks and Communities. The home is built to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) home code.

HUD built:

A Manufactured Home (Built after 1978) is a structure that is transportable in one or more sections.  In traveling mode, the home’s width is eight feet and forty feet or more in length.  A Manufactured Home is designed and constructed to the Federal Manufactured Construction and Safety Standards (Not Local Building Codes) and is so labeled.  When Erected on site, the home is:

·    At least >400 square feet in size

·    built and remains on a permanent chassis

·    designed to be used as a dwelling with a permanent Foundation built to FHA criteria or on Pier Supports foundation in a Land Lease Community

The structure must be designed for occupancy as a principal residence by a single family.

Mobile Home/Trailer:

A Mobile Home/Trailer (Built before 1978) is a structure that is transportable in one or more sections.  In traveling mode, the home’s width is eight feet and forty feet or more in length.  A Manufactured Home is designed and constructed to the Federal Manufactured Construction and Safety Standards (Not Local Building Codes) and is so labeled.  When Erected on site, the home is:

·    At least >400 square feet in size

·    built and remains on a permanent chassis

·    designed to be used as a dwelling with a permanent Foundation built to FHA criteria or on Pier Supports foundation in a Land Lease Community

The structure must be designed for occupancy as a principal residence by a single family.

Modular Built:

A modular home is constructed of pre-made parts and unit modules. A complete kitchen and bath may be pre-set in the house. Wall panels, trusses, and other pre-fabricated house parts are transported on a flatbed truck from the factory to the building site. You may even see an entire half-house moving along the highway. At the building site, these house sections are lifted onto the foundation where they are permanently anchored. Unlike manufactured homes, modular homes must conform to the building codes for the locations where they are erected. Some housing subdivisions prohibit modular homes.

Also Known As: 
factory-built, panelized, prefab or pre-fab.

2012 Ojai Valley Green Home Tour

Oct 6th This “Santa Fe” home was displayed to visitors of the Ojai Valley Green home Tour

 

An Article about Our "Quest" Off Grid House referred as an "ADU"

New Marin Loft Home

Owner upgrading community with Park Model Homes with Bay Views 15 miles from San Francisco

 

Our Proven Home meets the Baby Boomers Retirement

Homes being deigned for this downsizing group

http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?sectionID=148&newsID=15403

New Insulations to Residential Housing

Modular Lifestyles is leading the industry in creative ways to keep the interior of its homes constant. The idea is to reduce or eliminate the operation of the HVAC system during winter and summer. In addition, introduce very efficient HVAC systems which have very low kWh usage to save seniors from expensive high utility bills since they live in their home 24/7 and have fixed incomes.

Here are sample photos of this new type of installations:

1. Heat Sink in Attic

2. Fiberglass replacement

MHC Park Owner Empty Lot Fill Program

Rental home Program pdf

If you are MHC owner and are in need of looking to the future to make your community more appealing, reduce overall peak load and attract the Baby Boomer, Gen Y and home buyers looking to save money then please consider our program and our house. The expectation and likely-hood of a factory builder or local dealer stepping up with their money and helping you change the community is a thing of the past. The future of your business is yours to change.