More Lessons from Japanese Architecture

10 Aug

The boom in quirky small homes was fueled by new design and materials technology, which have slashed the price of a custom-built home by as much as two-thirds, making these homes affordable for singles and middle-class couples.

via In Japan, Living Large In Really Tiny Houses : NPR.

This made me wonder about when we will have quirky and affordable new home construction in the United States.  It would seem that the advances in design and materials technology is something we could duplicate in the United States, but could we duplicate the price?  Does anyone know of modern home builders that are using these methods or are this creative in the United States?

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