A few weeks back, Ideabox unveiled its first prefab home for the US market. Designed in collaboration with IKEA Portland, the house even has an IKEA name: aktiv.
Check out the Next Generation House by Sou Fujimoto Architects. It's like a house built with Jenga blocks but it's actually a small housing module for weekend use located on the edge of a forest overlooking the River Kuma at Kumakura, Japan. The small pavilion, a 4×4 meters cube, is made by assembling solid japanese cedar blocks kept in place by their own weight and connecting metal cables running through vertical drill holes.
If your toilet paper is laced with gold, you’re probably not the type who needs to worry about getting your home ready to sell. But if you’re like most Americans, you don’t have golden T-P, and you don’t have a ridiculous amount of money to spend on prepping your home for a sale.
Cindy Lin, owner of Staged4More, believes staging can sell homes faster and at higher prices. And she doesn’t think it should cost you an arm a leg (or precious-metals).