Are Modular Homes Cheaper than Traditional Homes?


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WBS Homes


Misconceptions often shroud transportable homes, particularly when it comes to their price. Many assume that transportable homes are significantly cheaper than traditional brick-and-mortar residences. In the realm of such substantial investments, cost undoubtedly plays a pivotal role. So, the question arises: Are transportable homes genuinely more affordable?

The answer, as it turns out, is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. The affordability of transportable homes can vary depending on the unique specifications of each project. In this article, we aim to shed light on why transportable homes can indeed be a cost-effective choice in various scenarios.

Expedited Construction

One of the key advantages of transportable homes is their speed of construction. Unlike on-site construction, where the process can stretch out over several months, modular homes can be ready in as little as 15 weeks. This accelerated timeline means you can bid farewell to renting your current residence sooner, potentially saving you a significant amount in rental costs.

Reduced Rent and Mortgage Expenses

The prospect of juggling rent and a mortgage is financially daunting for most individuals. Waiting for an on-site home to be constructed can exacerbate this situation. Transportable homes, with their shorter construction duration, offer relief by minimising the period during which you need to manage both payments. This relief can translate into substantial financial savings.


Minimised Travel Expenses

The real savings with transportable homes lie in minimised travel expenses. This is especially pertinent for those residing in regional Western Australia. All our modular homes are constructed in our supervised facility, reaching about 90% completion before being transported to your site. This eliminates the need for daily commuting to and from the construction site, one of the most time-consuming and costly factors in on-site home builds.

In Conclusion


Building a home is a significant investment, both in terms of finances and time. The speed of construction alone can make transportable homes a financially appealing choice. Consider the months of rent saved, especially if you are simultaneously managing a mortgage. 

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