Modular Homes Under $100,000

Below $50,000, your options are extremely limited, but once you get above around $60,000, different styles of houses, different designs, and multitudes of different options start to present themselves. While you’ll still get the most square footage by going with Ranch or Cape Cod style homes, the vaulted ceiling and rustic beauty of Chalet homes become available. Closer to $100,000, beautiful two story homes start popping up. Remember that $100,000 is the budget for only the manufacturing of the home and does not include the cost of land or any other costs required to build the home.

At the low end of this cost spectrum, you should still be going with standard plans and making as few alterations as possible. When you get up toward $100,000, your options really start to multiply. You’re no longer constrained to the factory settings on your home and your potential square footage can jump as high as 2,000sq ft. If you’re building on a smaller plot of land and still want a yard, consider a two-story home as it will take up less of your property while still giving you substantial living space.

BUT. This number only covers the cost of manufacturing the home! You will NOT be able to get a true modular home using a professional builder for under $100,000. If you’re looking for a home that inexpensive, modular is unfortunately probably not a good option for you.

Instead, you could consider a different, currently very trendy type of home – a shipping container home! These homes are created out of new or used shipping containers and can be large, small, or anywhere in between. While they’re not modular homes, they can be good options for people looking to build safe, attractive, and affordable homes. To learn more, check out this e-book about how to build a shipping container home!

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