I was having a discussion last night with a few co workers on thoughts and opinions on prefab/modular homes. Figured I would extend it onto here, to see what people thought. I have seriously contemplated buying one and setting it over a basement for a rather cost effective way for a first home. We have a family farm, and a lot of land around here and I have access to quite a lot to be able to either build a home, pole barn building, or a prefab/modular. My main point was obviously the price but also on how well they seem to be built these days. The one who was on the fence about it even said how her friend has one and if she hadn't been told that it was a prefab, she would have never guessed. The only downside I could see would be resale value, but, if built on family land (as I would be doing) would there really be much of a loss? Especially when land, around here, is not the cheapest and you could use that as a bargaining point, IF you were to sell. I mean, obviously the better option would be to build an actual home, but the prices on that are pretty insane these days. I also don't really see much of a difference between a prefab and a pole barn building asides from being able to design a pole barn building exactly how you want it. Rather, prefabs have a LOT of options on how they are designed though and come with damn near everything. I would just like to hear some other opinions on what y'all think about it. It is a very viable option for me in the coming future to be doing. The setup I would want is the same 10 acres, only differences being if I want to go with a pole barn building, prefab, or building a home. I feel like a prefab is honestly a rather good option for me simply because of how nice they are, they're cheaper than building a home, everything is NEW, and I could pay it off a LOT quicker than a built house that would be the same size/contain the same thing inside of it. Either option will have a 30x40 next to it for a garage.