When having a home built from scratch, you can sometimes accrue unexpected costs that drive up the overall price of your home. One benefit of modular homes is that the costs are usually far more predictable.
Could a find a modular home that’s the right fit for you for under $150k? Absolutely! Keep reading for more information on the best homes under $150k and the builders themselves.
Table of Contents
- Bali 1344 by Bamboo Living
- Nook by Module
- 1,016 Square Foot by Deltec Homes
- Light Haus by Wheelhaus
- KBOX Base by KaiserWorks
- M1 by Passion
- Cabin One
- K9 by kitHAUS
- Casita 850 by Ma Modular
Bali 1344 by Bamboo Living
If your dream home has a tropical feel like what you’d find on a peaceful Hawaiian island, then the Bali 1344 by Bamboo Living could be your dream prefab home.
Founded in 1995, Hawaii’s Bamboo Living produces artisan bamboo modular homes, hence the name. Its team includes designers and architects. All homes are backed under a comprehensive 20-year structural warranty.
Even better, you can get a Bamboo Living prefab home shipped nearly anywhere in the world!
The Bali 1344 is a 1,344-square foot property with a 448-square foot porch. It includes 3.5 bathrooms and three bedrooms, making this the perfect family home.
The open-beam ceilings, which are 15 feet high at some points, create a lofty, open area throughout the house.
The Hybrid Bamboo Home Package costs $110,880. But if you’d rather have the Signature Bamboo Home Package, the home will cost $140,450, which still falls within the $150K range.
Nook by Module
If ADUs prove anything, it’s that living with less is very much in vogue. You can wholly embrace that lifestyle with the Nook home by Module.
Module produces energy-efficient offsite homes out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its home builders favor tall ceilings, large windows to let in significant sunlight, and energy efficiency. That’s why all homes are zero-energy ready.
The Nook is a small but cozy 576-square foot home that can also double as an ADU. It features one bathroom and one bedroom, but the bathroom has enough space for a five-foot turning radius.
You’ll find a workspace, a sink, convertible cabinets, and low countertops in the kitchen. The home costs $149,000.
1,016 Square Foot by Deltec Homes
A cylindrical home offers more roominess even when cutting down on the square footage. That shape is one often utilized by Deltec Homes.
Asheville, North Carolina’s Deltec Homes was established in 1968, so it has a long-standing record of excellence. This family-owned business started building its breed of cylindrical homes in resort communities, and their popularity grew from there.
The design of their homes does more than creating space. Deltec cylindrical homes offer a degree of hurricane resistance as well.
The 1,016-square foot home plan in the 360 Collection has an attached garage in the home’s crescent wing. Included are two bedrooms, a 240-square-foot living area, 52-square-foot dining area, and a full bathroom that’s about 90 square feet.
The shell price of this Deltec Homes property starts at $142,000.
Light Haus by Wheelhaus
Fall in love with the beauty of a cabin when you move into the Light Haus by Wheelhaus. This compact yet appealing home will turn heads whenever someone comes to visit!
Founded in 2006, Wheelhaus has always followed the philosophy that less is more. A smaller modular home requires fewer building materials and thus produces less waste.
Wheelhaus says their homes are designed for placement in nearly any climate. For example, the cabins are built to handle heavy snow and strong, hurricane-force winds.
All homes have an excellent R-value for better energy efficiency.
Wheelhaus cabins surpass the Gold standard for energy efficiency as established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Light Haus park model is a rolling cabin with 400 square feet of living space. The home measures 38 feet in length and 10.5 feet in width.
Wheelhaus says the Light Haus is designed to comfortably sleep four people despite its diminutive size. In addition, it features large windows throughout to appreciate the beauty and warmth of the sun and boasts have a 100-foot patio.
The Light Haus starts at $149,500.
KBOX Base by KaiserWorks
We quite like KBOX’s motto: “make no small plans.”
With $150k to invest in a modular home, the Base is within your budget and is as versatile as they come.
KBOX makes homes that can move on a whim, just as some people do. The small, portable modular home models are fantastic in both urban and suburban environments. A KBOX home is even suitable as an ADU.
The KBOX Base starts at $135,000, but you will have to provide your own land. The home is between 380 and 480 square feet, depending on which model you select. Either way, it has one bathroom and one bedroom.
The convertible entertainment area provides room to accommodate two friends or family members for overnight stays.
M1 by Passion
The M1 by Passion is a beautiful prefab home custom-built in as little as four months. You could be living in your dream home sooner than you think!
Estonia’s Passion Houses specializes in low-energy homes and always builds its custom properties with durable materials and triple-glazed panoramic windows for breathtaking views.
The M1 is a one-bathroom, one-bedroom house for $120,000.
Boasting 560 square feet of space, you can select from two floorplans. One has a sauna rather than a bedroom area, while the other has a bedroom with a lounge.
A solid wood terrace is designed for longevity, while the parquets are made of natural wood for a refined finish. Naturally, you’ll spend lots of time gazing out of your panoramic windows. But, kinetic roll-down blinds let you achieve privacy quickly.
The Cabin One is another modular home to consider if you prefer the style and hominess of cabins.
Cabin One is both the name of the home and this Germany-based company that produces it. Cabin One offers fixed prices and speedy building, so your prefab home is ready to live in faster.
The timber-frame construction is certified, and whenever else possible, the team only uses sustainable materials.
The Cabin One model is a $113,300 prefab home that’s 301 square feet. It measures 11.25 by 36 feet and has one bathroom, one-bedroom, and a kitchen.
Arriving on your land plot already assembled, the One can accommodate up to four people comfortably.
You can select an Off-Grid Package that produces 60 percent of the energy your home will use, which compliments the Sanitation Package that recirculates shower water and uses a dry toilet for less water.
The kitchen includes basic fittings and a sink, and you can choose to add appliances such as a dishwasher, extractor fan, refrigerator, and ceramic hob.
When it’s bedtime, you can sleep in a double-decker bed or a loft bed for up to four people. Storage throughout the home is carefully placed so you can keep your home organized.
K9 by kitHAUS
Prefab modular homes like the K9 by kitHAUS can act as their own permanent home, ADU, weekend home, or even a home office or studio. These versatile, modern homes are very charming.
Since 2005, Martin Wehmann and Tom Sandonato’s unique breed of tiny homes have been built under the kitHAUS moniker. kitHAUS works with senior designers and a team of talented experts to construct homes that are sometimes ready in a matter of days.
All homes use lightweight aluminum that resists mold, termites, and rust. You won’t be required to paint the exterior, even after several years.
kitHAUS homes feature dual-glazed windows and insulation throughout the ceilings, walls, and floors.
The K9 is a 468-square-foot site-built modular home that starts at $115,000 and has a kitchen and a single bathroom and bedroom.
The ceiling lights are LEDs that are both recessed and dimmable. The kitchen comes with an under-counter fridge, stovetop, sink, and countertops.
The bathroom includes a powder-coated shower pan and a shower stall made of high-density cement board (also waterproof).
VOR 640 by Meka Modular
The VOR 640 by Meka Modular is technically an ADU that can double as a small home for those who don’t mind skipping all the square footage.
Canada’s Meka Modular was established in 2009. Its modular living spaces are eco-friendly and beautiful, with contemporary design touches. No weather can cause their homes to buckle, as Meka homes are built for events such as heavy snow, strong winds, floodwaters, and earthquakes.
It can build a light steel frame modular home for you in six months and deliver it throughout North America.
The VOR 640 includes 640 square feet of house at a height of nine feet, six inches. The home has room for one bathroom and up to two bedrooms. All this for $134,900!
Solid plank flooring includes dark-stained maple with a clear finish. Each window and doorframe is made of single-glazed or double-glazed vinyl. The trim siding is western red cedar.
The kitchen and bathroom have porcelain floor tiles and an enamel finish. The exterior finish is a combo of rigid corrugated metal and appealing white-painted stucco.
Casita 850 by Ma Modular
The last home on our list is the Casita 850 by Ma Modular, a cozy home that’s almost 1,000 square feet!
Austin, Texas modular home builder Ma Modular was established in 2001, promising affordability, quality, and faster home-building that slashes the typical timeframe in half.
Ma Modular ships homes throughout the east coast and the western US and Louisiana and Texas.
The single-bathroom, two-bedroom Casita 850 is 850 square feet, which is bigger than many other prefab homes we’ve discussed.
In addition to its spacious layout, this is a popular Ma model due to its tall ceilings and large windows that provide lots of natural light.
If you have a relatively sizable budget for a prefab home, but don’t need a sizable property, the ten houses we discussed should prove a perfect fit. Each home utilizes space to the fullest and is often eco-friendly too. Any one of these homes would make a great ADU, vacation home, or even a permanent dwelling.