Accessible Modular Homes
What is a Homes for Life modular home?
A Homes for Life modular home is custom-built with all the design features you want and need for full accessibility and aesthetic appeal. It is not a mobile home.
A Homes for Life modular home is just like a Homes for Life site-built home with one exception: It’s constructed in modules inside a factory and then transported for assembly on your lot. Modular homes are also subject to the same building codes as site-built homes.
A Homes for Life modular home builder works with a modular home manufacturer to get your home constructed in the factory and then assembled on your lot.
Here’s how it works:
- Each module or section – which uses the same materials as a site-built home such as wood, sheet rock, siding and shingles – is built with all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, tile work and appliances in place.
- Completed modules are transported from the factory to your lot.
- A Homes for Life certified builder, after preparing the site with grading, footings and a foundation, uses a crane to place each module on the foundation. Our builder then:
- Connects each section of the home
- Makes all water, sewer, electrical and HVAC connections
- Anchors and levels the home
- Connects the floors, roofs and walls
Because very different skill sets are required, modular home builders do not build site-built homes, and conventional site builders do not build modular homes. However, once all the finishing touches are completed on site, your accessible modular home is indistinguishable from an accessible site-built home.
We offer the Evolution Series™ of modular homes with three fully customizable models:
- Independence™ – A 1,300-square-foot ranch home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This model can also be scaled down to approximately 900 square feet to serve as a two bedroom/two bath accessory dwelling unit (ADU)
- Horizons™ – An 1,800-square-foot ranch with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. An optional two-story Horizon model is available with 1,100 square feet of unfinished space on the second floor for attic storage , future use as a bonus room, or additional bedrooms and bathroom. See a virtual tour of our model in Lancaster, S.C.
- Generations™ – A 2,900-square-foot, two-story home with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, bonus room and storage area.
Homes for Life modular homes can be fully customized with the same design features as accessible site-built homes – and they are often more affordable.
The expert advice and trusted guidance we provide by presenting the facts about your current and future needs – obtained from personal, in-depth healthcare assessments by our professional partners – and discussing options based on your current and future needs and your personal preferences distinguishes us from manufacturers and builders of typical modular homes, who are not equipped to provide these kinds of advisory services.
A Homes for Life Modular Home or a Homes for Life Site-Built Home?
ACCESSIBLE MODULAR HOMES
ACCESSIBLE SITE-BUILT HOMES
Accessible modular homes can be fully customized. However, complex roof lines, artistic influences and large sizes can drive up costs for construction and transportation, making modular less feasible in rare cases.
Accessible site-built homes can be fully customized. However, since national builders do not build custom homes, clients work with local or regional Homes for Life.
Labor is readily available since reliable, high-quality carpenters, plumbers, electricians and tile setters are employed full time at the factory by the modular manufacturer.
Traditionally, labor can be unpredictable, which can cause budgets and schedules to slip. Because of current labor shortages in the trades, it is often difficult to find reliable, high-quality carpenters, plumbers, electricians, tile setters and other tradespeople. In some cases, especially in rural areas, the site builder may not know the local crews constructing the home. However, because Homes for Life uses only vetted, certified builders, issues like these are not concerns.
Accessible modular homes, built in a controlled factory setting on a jig that is perfectly square, ensure consistently high-quality construction.
Accessible site-built homes are subject to inclement weather during construction.
Since customization decisions are made before the home is manufactured, costs are more predictable, change orders happen infrequently, and the client knows the exact price upfront.
Costs are less predictable since customization decisions can continue while the home is under construction. Homes for Life helps clients manage this closely.
Accessible modular homes are more affordable than accessible site-built homes with the same features.
Accessible site-built homes are more expensive than accessible modular homes with the same features.
Completion time is typically four to five months from contract signing to occupancy.
Completion time is typically nine to 10 months from contract signing to occupancy.
Accessible modular homes meet all state, regional and local codes.
Accessible site-built homes meet all state, regional and local codes.