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Kit Homes: Your Guide to Home-Building Options, from Catalogs to Factories

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Kit homes, encompassing modular, manufactured, pre-fab, and factory-built houses, can offer the prospective home-buyer more design flexibility, lower costs, and a wider range of location choices than "site" or "stick-built" homes. This book is a roadmap for anyone interested in building a kit home. It compares the wide range of options available, from ordering house plans to be used for a materials purchase, to ordering complete house kits, to purchasing factory-built homes. There are tools for identifying the buyer's specific wants and needs, and for assessing affordability and financing options. And there is detailed information and a wealth of tips on the construction process itself, from finding the best building site to warranties and maintenance for the finished home. Lists of suppliers, a glossary of terms, recommended readings, and a set of helpful worksheets round out this completely useful and accessible manual.

Our Promise To You.

If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

Online. On Campus. On The Job Site.

These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


If you don't see the tools or items you need, we can find it for you. Write us or call us anytime.