Freelance Journalist & Host of The Internet of Things Podcast
Stacey Higginbotham is a freelance writer who has spent the last 15 years covering technology and finance for publications such as Fortune, Gigaom, The Deal, The Bond Buyer, and BusinessWeek. She also hosts The Internet of Things Podcast every week and writes the Stacey Knows Things newsletter all about the internet of things. She is particularly excited about IoT, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence. When she’s not installing connected gadgets in her home in Austin, Texas, she’s likely trying new vegetarian recipes.
The Rise of Factory-built Housing: Episode 2
Modular builders have taken the art of prefabrication to an entirely new level, where entire rooms with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring are made in a factory. These rooms (called “modules”) are transported to a building site and then stacked next to and on top of one another to form a home in days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for as much as 50% the cost of building with local contractors.
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