You might want to read Andrew Gianino’s book, The Modular Home. At $19.95 it should be one of the first things you should buy when considering building a new home.
I wish we has known about this book when we were buying our modular home because it provides the answers to so many questions we had. I feel we made the right decisions, but we had to find things out the hard way.
I want you to know I have not read the book. I am recommending that you buy it just from reading the chapter summaries!
Every one of the chapter summaries has data that I still have not learned even though we built a modular home and I wrote articles about the entire process in this weblog.
This book came out six months before we ordered our modular home, but I just discovered it today through a Google ad on the side of a web page. If you are new to modular homes, the illustrations alone will blow you away.
This is a great read for a rainy day while you are planning your future home.
To get yourself in the mood, read this brief summary of Chapter 1 "Why Build Modular?" in The Modular Home, by Andrew Gianino, President of The Home Store.