Prefab vs. Traditional Homes: Which Is Right for You?

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You may be thinking of buying your first home, or perhaps you are a current homeowner who is considering a change in lifestyle. This blog explores the difference between prefab and traditional homes to help you decide which is best suited for you.

What is the difference between prefab and traditional? 

Prefab Homes are homes constructed offsite then transported and installed onsite. This is the biggest difference between prefabricated homes and traditional homes; the construction occurs entirely offsite.

What are the advantages of choosing prefab living? 

In general, prefab homes are a lot cheaper than traditional homes. In fact, they will cost you a fraction of the price of a traditional home, so if you are on a budget or looking to downsize, prefab tiny homes in NZ could be perfect for you.

You can greatly reduce your carbon footprint by opting for a prefab home, so if sustainability is important to you, you may wish to opt against traditional and go for a prefab home.

In addition, the smaller size of a prefabricated home means cheaper utility bills, less maintenance costs, and less financial stress in general, saving your funds to be spent on the things you truly care about.

Why might a traditional home better suit you?

If you or your family are in need of large amounts of space then a prefab home might not be for you, as they do offer downsized spaces in comparison to traditional homes. Prefab homes encourage minimalist living for a more simplified life. You may be surprised as to how much prefab homes can actually fit inside with the help of professional planning and a clever eye for interior structure.

Looking for tiny homes in NZ? Absolute Tiny Houses NZ are expert prefabricated home builders. With state-of-the-art construction materials and years of experience, we build beautiful, luxury prefab homes in New Zealand, optimised for New Zealand conditions and perfectly suited to the New Zealand way of life. We are the smart choice when buying prefabricated homes. Get in touch with us today to find out how you can get started.

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