Our “Santa Fe” model recently passed the SCE “Ca Advanced Home Program has been selected to participate in the upcoming 3rd Annual Green Home Tour conducted by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition on October 1, 2011, please go to this link to learn more: www.ojaivalleygreentour.com This home is now our 2nd home chosen in 2 years of application for this event.This event will feature 4+ homes that meet the green coalition criteria for materials and proven energy performance. The price of the participant’s home can have vary greatly. Our home was built and sold for <$155,000 in November 2010. This home features a unique design for factory built housing not seen very often in a communities in California. It exceed standard site built construction by 17.7% and contains items not used in standard site built home or manufactured home construction. It has received a Solar rebate from the CA “CSI” program, been visited by developers as well as people interested in our way of construction. Who says manufactured homes can’t be attractive, energy efficient and can compete with standard site built standard constructed homes. We think they can.

Here are photos of the So Lake Tahoe, Ca home located 6200 feet elevation above sea level in a community known for its very harsh alpine


This home has a red metal roof to slough off snow drifts during the winter (without homeowner labor), rare in manufactured homes. This home has one Solar tube (centrally located) to capture the daylight and in the evening a 26 watt CFL light bulb which creates (3700 lumen) 400% + greater than a 100 WATT incandescent light bulb. This home has a furnace rated >92% efficiency by “Energy Star” to heat the home. This home has “Beyond Insulation layered in the ceiling drywall to capture the heat from the furnace, prevent its escape and redirect that same heat back into the living areas of the home. The attic is a “Conditionally Sealed” and completely packed with Cellulose to R-42 insulation factor and have Radiant Barrier above as the roof’s sheathing . We insulated with R44 fiberglass and laid our cold and hot water pipes into the floor area to prevent freezing.    The Air Exchanger installed removes stale indoor air and replaces it with fresh, reheated, clean air from outdoors. This technically advanced, controlled mechanical ventilation system not only provides an economical solution for excessive indoor humidity, odors, stuffiness and other indoor air pollutants, it also helps reduce heating and/or cooling costs for today’s highly insulated homes. We understand Tahoe residents in some winter weeks are trapped in their home for days from the passing blizzards awaiting the roads to open. Disclaimer: I have not listed all of the other energy efficient items in this home.

We have received several calls on its attractive appeal.


This week July 22/2011, our Ojai “Santa Fe” model built custom for a homeowner in Nov 2010 has applied, has been approved and has passed its  3rd Party HERS rater inspection and testing for the So Cal Edison (SCE) “Ca Advanced Home” program. This Ojai home was built for the home owner as an Affordable Solar Powered home, Energy Star Certified, and made to be specific to energy efficient construction to be accepted into this SCE program. Modular Lifestyles Inc. is honored to pass this stringent certification offered by SCE.

1.38 kWh Solar Panels

HERS Rated 7/2011

I wanted to share the number one reason why a Tankless Water Heater although is efficient over a typical residential water heater is not a wise choice for a California Home installation. The potential earthquake and its resulting devastation in regards to the delivery of fresh water to the residential house could be disrupted or not exist for some time. The lack of storage of water at your home could mean a family might not have access to any water. The run on the stores for bottled water and the inability to travel to get water could also be a severe problem. I have not seen any discussion or reference on the Tankless Water Heater to this type of disclosure. I refer to this link:


We are pleased to be building for Tahoe Verde MHP in August of 2011, a “Energy Star” house at Space 197. This house should exceed >30% reduction in annual utility costs. This home will feature an Air Exchanger, A >92% energy efficient “Energy Star” Furnace, “Energy Star” kitchen Appliances, Beyond Insulation in the ceiling, 3/4 inch foam, Hot Water Pipes wrapped in foam, “Energy Star” water heater in a thermal blanket, Solar Tube with Light, Metal Roof and Attic insulation in excess of 38″ of cellulose compaction.

Energy Efficient Home

We are reaching new levels with our Award Winning Green Solar Powered Homes. We are incorporating “Age-In-Place” Technology for elderly care using “Vital Point” and Close By” items. This is a new way of allowing loved ones to stay at home longer and saving money by postponing the higher cost of assisted living. Please come to 14851 Jeffrey Road #41 Irvine Ca to see this home.

Affordable Green Solar Powered House

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Ojai, California
Modular Lifestyles, Inc., is once again leading the manufactured housing industry by providing an unprecedented home design option that is energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and affordable. In partnership with a leading manufactured home builder, Modular Lifestyles just announced the construction of a “Green” factory built home that exceeds, for the first time ever, the &gt;15% efficiency rating of the 2005 California Title 24 Code. The purpose of Title 24 is to improve public health, safety and welfare by enhancing the construction of buildings through utilizing design elements that result in a positive environmental impact. Additionally, Title 24 encourages sustainable construction practices in planning and design, energy efficiency, water efficiency and conservation, material conservation and resource efficiency, and improved air quality. Modular Lifestyles, after spending a year in design and development, will launch the first-of-its-kind manufactured home in Ojai, California in early October 2009.
The unique Modular Lifestyles’ home will produce it’s own electricity through the installation of a 2 KW solar electrical generation system. This system will result in a significant reduction in the living expenses of the homeowner, a senior gentleman who is looking to dramatically cut his monthly utility costs. After reviewing the data collected from a similar house built elsewhere in Southern California, the homeowner was so impressed that he immediately opened escrow on the home before building even began.
Modular Lifestyles, inspired by California’s “Solar Initiative”, went about designing an affordable solar powered house that meets the challenges of this initiative while reducing the owner’s utility bills to a fraction of the cost. They project that the owners’ electric bill should attain a level below the Tier 1 utilities baseline fee structure. Any extra electricity generated by the house will be fed back to the “grid” within the community it resides in, where it can then be used by its neighbors. The factory will also install “Energy Star” interior lighting systems, solar panels, an on-site rainwater collection system, water saver toilets, and a plethora of features that meet or exceed the new California wildfire code requirements. Additionally, drought tolerant landscaping and herb gardens will be watered via a drip irrigation distribution system that utilizes the captured rainwater. The home will be offered in multiple floor plans, and will be adaptable for building on land sites as well as in established manufactured home communities.
Featured Article written in
Ventura County Star September 2009 RE Section

Empty lot prior to build


Our homeowners receive awards when they purchase our Green Solar homes. 2010 2nd Annual Ojai Green Home Tour Recipient