Stylish Prefab Homes Units by Toyota
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Stylish Prefab Homes Units by Toyota

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Toyota is a well known brand when we speak about cars, and is best known for its top-selling cars like the Prius and Corolla, but did you knew that Toyota also makes homes ? Until now I didn’t know that, and they’ve been in the business of making homes for over 20 years! Right now Toyota is looking to apply its eco friendly image and technical know-how to help boost sales of its small and little-known prefabricated-housing division. The Toyota Homes unit accounts for only 0.5% of the company’s $262 billion in annual sales, and Toyota would like to beef that up a little bit.

Toyota’s aspirations as a home builder are also gaining new importance with the planned launch by 2010 of its plug-in vehicles, gas-electric hybrid cars with powerful lithium-ion batteries that drivers will need to recharge at home. The car maker is testing an electricity-monitoring system in its homes that would charge the vehicle during off-peak hours to keep utility bills low, while the car’s battery can serve as an electrical backup, powering the home during blackouts. According to the Wall Street Journal, Toyota Homes are built from six or more modules in under 45 days. They have a conservative home model called the Smart Stage that sells for $200k. It’s about a 1000 sf, two-story home. There’s also a more expensive, custom-built 2600 sf home that sells for around $800k. Toyota Homes are strong and guaranteed for about 60 years, which is twice the average lifespan of a home in Japan. Find more about Toyota homes on their website. – Via

7 comments

  • Danielle Bradshaw July 9, 2008 at 13:12 PM Login to Reply →

    The design of these homes is great and the fact that they are eco
    friendly is even better. The only drawback might be the high price.

  • Jennae @ Green Your Decor July 11, 2008 at 13:24 PM Login to Reply →

    $200K seems like a lot to shell out for 1000 square feet, but I have to admit, the style of these homes is right up my alley. They are modern, angular and breathtaking. And since they are green, they are definitely an option to consider. Too bad they are not more well-publicized

  • terrance weiss July 16, 2009 at 00:39 AM Login to Reply →

    This article is alright, not the greatest though… But it covered some key points of the topic. Thanks for posting this!

  • Linda September 23, 2009 at 19:42 PM Login to Reply →

    I like to see the floor plans are they pre-fab and site assemble? I read an article about the toyota house a year ago. Their appearences improve a lot.

  • Huxley February 3, 2010 at 20:46 PM Login to Reply →

    I recently found out Toyota is definitely recalling 2.4 million vehicles with acceleration issues . My brother has one, should the vehicle be used before the recall?

  • Lancer February 15, 2010 at 17:01 PM Login to Reply →

    Great. First they build dull uninspiring vehicles. Now they can do the same for home building!

  • Cindy March 27, 2010 at 13:37 PM Login to Reply →

    The architecture looks great, but after they’re major faux pas, who’d buy anything from them? I’d expect problems with the house. They lost their credibility