Our ADA/ADU “Grnany Pod” Tiny House was well received at this event where 5000 folks came to see the 30+ alternative lifestyle houses, vans, RV, Buses and Tiny Houses presented.


Steven Lefler – Vice President, Modular Lifestyles, Inc. will be presenting at the 2019 HPC National Home Performance Conference at the Sheraton Grand Chicago!

The session, Zero Net Energy is taking place Thursday, April 4, 8:30 am and will be 90 minutes long.

The goal of this session is to highlight the different approaches to zero net energy and zero energy ready homes across the country, along with Modular Lifestyles, Inc’s successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

Newport Pacific Capital, a national full-service property management company catering to the MHP and RV/Marina industries, and affiliate Modular Lifestyles, Inc., teamed up with Cavco Industries to build an “off grid” home product that would help to change the old “trailer park” image of their industry.  The “Quest” Off Grid home has been travelling around California for the past two years as a featured attraction at tradeshows and expos to showcase affordable “green” solar-powered living.

The “Quest” Off Grid home has many energy efficient features, including a Solar PV System and a propane tank to charge the deep cell marine batteries. The house includes standard 110V outlets, allowing easy use of every-day household appliances by residents.  Sustainable cork flooring, recycled furniture products, and specialized insulation are also on display.  An additional option for the Quest home is an incinerator toilet that does not rely on water or plumbing to operate.

The only thing required to live “off the grid” in a Modular Lifestyles Quest home is a source for water and a location for the home to sit.  With the increased interest in tiny houses, many visitors to the Quest home are expressing that they could easily live in this small 400sf factory built home, as it offers the design, floor plan and features that are key to homeowner acceptance.

The “Quest” Off Grid home model has also been on display at numerous Newport Pacific properties to promote new home construction within those communities.  Many manufactured housing communities have suffered from severe image problems, due to large part by empty lots and older HUD homes in dire need of replacement. The Quest home brings awareness of and renewed interest in these communities while demonstrating an alternative home product and lifestyle to residents and visitors alike. Modular Lifestyles has worked directly with the community owner to build and install these unique, award winning HUD homes on their empty lots. The new homes then continue to generate interest in the community that was originally initiated by the Quest home.  The goal has been to create successful, thriving communities with filled lots and new residents, and its working.

For more information on this unique solar-powered, off grid home, or any of our other products and services, contact Newport Pacific and/or Modular Lifestyles at

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 >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