Saturday, July 12, 2008

Toyota PreFab Houses

Perhaps Toyota can make prefabricated steel framed houses that are desirable to US buyers. Homes that we'd prefer because they are compact, efficient and well designed. Perhaps Toyota could do for the US housing crisis what they did for the US fuel crisis in the 1970's.

From the July 2nd WSJ:
"... Toyota's car technologies have been applied to houses, including a rustproofing process that preserves the house's steel structure for decades; a device to quiet engines that can help damp vibrations from foot traffic on the upper floors; and a single key that can be coded to open both the owner's Toyota car and Toyota home."

These houses start at the equivalent of $US200,000 and are currently available only in Japan.

Thanks Apartment Therapy

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