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It's Pre-fabulous

 This prefab home is the first Passive House, a rigorous standard for energy-efficiency, in Maine and the 12th in the country. (AP Photo/Abrams, Trent Bell)
This prefab home is the first Passive House, a rigorous standard for energy-efficiency, in Maine and the 12th in the country. (AP Photo/Abrams, Trent Bell)
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So much of what is in our homes these days is factory-made -- toasters, furniture, toys -- but not the homes themselves.

Most are still built on-site, as opposed to being prefabricated and trucked in. That doesn't make sense, says Sheri Koones, author of four books on prefab housing, including the new "Prefabulous and Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Efficient Home " (Abrams).

"Would you want your car to be ...

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