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Factory-Built Prefab Mansions That Fold Into Place

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April 17 (Bloomberg) --- Blu Homes makes prefabricated houses that fold up in the factory for shipping and then unfold on site and are bolted onto a foundation in a day. Blu'sbreakthrough computer modeling, unique use of steel and wood and patented folding hinge technology makes homes that are economical to ship and can be built in half the time of traditional custom building. Bloomberg visits Blu's Vallejo, Calif. factory to learn how hinges and advanced software make building a luxury home in a factory possible. (Source: Bloomberg) -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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001 002 (12 days ago)
i had the Transformers song in my head the whole time....
Big Rig With A Big Dick (4 months ago)
Greedy pigs!
ColtraneTaylor (16 days ago)
Pigs aren't this greedy.
Luke Han (4 months ago)
Not efficient! I build/frame 5k sq.ft homes in right under 5 days with a 5man crew. Punch out &all! Subs finish the rest in all under 2 mo. So whose more effecient here??? Pointless in using a builder to prefab these homes & pay the same amount for a home in the midwest to 1 of these.
Simba Hatari (6 months ago)
useless, this can be done for 10 to 30 thousand , he is trying to hijack the container idea by profiteering as usual, he offers nothing new in ideas and pricing
neckarsulme (7 months ago)
way too much money for a modular house
woodduck2591 (8 months ago)
Great ideas, but so overpriced as to be in the realm of the rich and bored . . . .small prefabricated are supposed to be part of a solution to housing for everyone, but they're part of the problem.
weirdshibainu (11 months ago)
Do They Ship c.o.d?
James Humphrey (1 year ago)
...where's the - solar - tesla roofs powerwall and all - keep working at it boyz........u'll get up to speed on the future.
USNVA (1 year ago)
Apparently the assholes making this high end bullshit forgot about the whole purpose of "PREFABRICATED HOMES"!!! It was to make them "SMALL AND AFFORDABLE" to the petty crumb earners in the world.
David Gregory (1 year ago)
Blu started in Massachusetts and moved to the Bay area. When they did, prices rocketed upward. They also went from shipping all over America to just the Northern California area. You used to be able to buy an Origin (their entry level model) for $85-135k, but now they are priced at $495,000 and up. That is one hell of an inflation rate and price for 838 Square Feet. Use the payback machine to see what I mean. They are now pricing in foundations, but that does not explain the outrageous price increase. The factory construction methods are no different from what Modular and Mobile Home manufacturers use. They do use higher quality materials and their proprietary folding frame, but the price differential is crazy. Not sure I want a bunch of chipboard for a Half Million Dollars. In many parts of the US that money can buy you a large Brick site-built home of thousands of square feet.
LYFESTYLE de VIE (5 months ago)
So true, I checked their prices and they are Outrageous, They probably only moved to the bay area so they could cash in on the high market, and this is one example why people are struggling to buy homes because of people like this greedy ceo.Ugh
Dave Burton (1 year ago)
you might as well by a regular home.
John Harris (1 year ago)
Way to expensive, most models "start" at 1.3 million! The cheapest one, which looks like a very small mobile home, starts at $265,000!! Give me a break!
خالد عوض (8 months ago)
OK you got it, have a break :)
Jaxxon the Healer (1 year ago)
Aaah, homes for the rich and boring. I wish i could spend 1.2 mill on the Seabreeze. But I'd rather buy an old craftsman in pasadena ca at least i know it is made well is been standing for about 100yrs.
Ready Temp (2 years ago)
Are they LEED certified? Do they utilize on-demand hot water circulation pumps?
tsehay hailell (2 years ago)
I need your phone to put an order you can call me 2067660920
LionKing (2 years ago)
BS! too expensive. we are looking for $30-50,000 homes ready to go
001 002 (12 days ago)
i saw some for 39K and up... just did a google search. im sure by now you found something.
Blue Marble (6 months ago)
Tiny House on Wheels start at 70K, you should buy a Yurt.
Cristian Segovia (1 year ago)
+camaroman101 check alibaba
Ramata (2 years ago)
Do these pre fabs have the quality and energy savings ie low carbon footprint as German pre fab homes. Have your homes won any contests? My cousin has a pallet factory in Vallejo, CA. Is that where you are? Because the folding nature of what is shown in the video. It looks cheap. I said cheap. Make me a believer your not.
Susann Shute (3 years ago)
It would make a great retirement home. I like the floor layout, and definitely will considered this in a few years.
neckarsulme (7 months ago)
as long as you retire as a millionaire
pinky1900's (3 years ago)
"where did you get your house Timmy?" "outta the cracker jack box mommy got me..."
cosmosgato (4 years ago)
Very impressive.
Carter (4 years ago)
i didn't know they made anything in the US other than crystal meth?
Carter (1 year ago)
+SOCOM Don't be unkind.
USSOCOM (1 year ago)
Carter lol retard
Kristin Hanson (1 year ago)
Jaxxon the Healer
Jaxxon the Healer (1 year ago)
Holy shit my comment was so badly spelled I didn't notice cuz I'm tired lol. Yea your comment was forever ago but it was Hella funny.
Carter (1 year ago)
+Jaxxon the Healer Well, Crack is technically made in the US. Raw ingredients come from Colombia, Bolivia etc, but the manufacturing process takes place in the good ol' US of A. Nice one, Uncle Sam... That original comment was from 2014. Seems like forever ago...
Gail Fitches (4 years ago)
Beautiful.  Way out of my price range, but beautiful.

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