Living off the Grid in a Manufactured Home

There are many ways to build or modify a home to make it more green-friendly and energy-efficient. And for many years the manufactured home industry has led the way in this planet-saving movement in the materials and methods it uses to build homes, as well as the insulation, appliances and other amenities selected to reduce the environmental impact of each dwelling.

But for those who want to take this crusade all the way, the ultimate goal is to live completely “off the grid.” That means no connection to the city’s power, water or sewage systems – you get what you need through other means, and avoid those ever-increasing monthly bills.

If this is your goal as well, looking at modular or manufactured homes is the best way to get a head start.

There are already a wide range of modular homes available that not only boast unique, futuristic designs, they take full advantage of eco-friendly materials and process, as well as such off-grid features as geothermal energy collection, solar power, green roofs, and rainwater collection.

You will also find, in the companies represented on our website, a selection of outstanding manufactured homes featuring the most advanced energy and water savings features, including Energy Star appliances. Adding a solar component can move you one step closer to life without utility bills.

Today’s manufactured homes are built to exacting federal standards, environmental and otherwise. And here’s an added bonus: The efficiencies used in material selection and construction result in a cost savings that can be passed on to the homebuyer.

If you care about clean air, clean water and reducing your carbon footprint, you are not alone. Perhaps you may never achieve the objective of 100% off-grid living, but a manufactured home certified to a green standard will provide a source of both satisfaction and comfort for as long as you call it home.

Find out more about manufactured home models and floor plans available from Ma Williams