Predicting Our Future is a new podcast that envisions the future through a serial entrepreneur’s eyes. Andrew Weinreich, inventor of the first social network and founder of 7 startups, interviews leading entrepreneurs to predict massive opportunities for the next generation of startup founders to change the world. This week’s podcast features the work of Simplex Homes.
Modern homebuilders have taken the art of prefabrication to new heights where they can construct entire rooms complete with insulation, plumbing, and electric wiring all within a factory. These rooms, called “modules,” are then transported from the factory to the building site and stacked to form a home in mere days. In the Hamptons, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and a number of other major cities, it’s now possible to build a beautiful modern home modularly for dramatically less than the cost of building with local contractors.