If you’re considering purchasing a prefab or modular home, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across the companies Blu Homes, Method Homes and Living Homes. They are three of the leading, modern prefab builders and each has been around for over 10 years.
Below, we compare Blu Homes vs. Method Homes vs. Living Homes so you can make the best decision for you.
Strengths of all three:
Aesthetics: Each of the builders has beautiful, contemporary-looking homes
Energy savings: As modern prefab homes, they are each very environmentally friendly with significant energy savings vs. most site-built homes. Blu Homes for example suggests savings of $700 to $900 per year depending on the climate.
Speed of construction: Each of the houses can be built from start to finish in only a few months
We think these will be the key decision making factors for most people:
Service area - Blu Homes only serves Northern California at the moment while Method Homes serves the Western U.S. and Canada. Living Homes appears to serve the entire country but their only plant, Plant Prefab, appears to be in California so the cost of shipping a house to the east coast is likely quite high.
Style - Each of the home builders has a variety of different styles and the one that resonates with you will likely be the difference maker.
Here are photos of some of our favorite models from each builder, but the standard plans from some of the builders, Method Homes and Living Homes in particular, are very diverse stylistically.
[Builder of each home from left to right is Blu Homes, Method Homes, Living Homes]
Below is our side-by-side comparison of the measurables of the three builders, including the review scores from leading crowdsourced review sites.
|Company||Blu Homes||Method Homes||Living Homes|
|# of Models||4||8 (in 30+ different sizes total)||11|
|Areas Served||Northern California||Western U.S. & Canada||Nationwide|
|Headquarters||Valejo, CA||Seattle, WA||Santa Monica, CA|
|Pricing||$250 - $300+ per sqft||$300 - $400 per sqft||$300 - $400 per sqft|
|Yelp||4 stars||3.5 stars||No reviews|
|Houzz||4.8 stars||5 stars||No reviews|
|Creates Custom Plans||No||Yes||Yes|