I've been meaning to get back to this book for ages. I posted about it HERE. It was published in 1919 and was a catalog of modular homes. All the parts were built back at a factory and then shipped to the building site for assembly. Everything, inside and out, could be chosen from the catalog.
I featured "The House of Your Dreams" from the catalog in THIS post. I think I've seen a house similar to it in a small town near where I live. That was for the "rich folks," though, for around $3000.
In another section of the catalog I found plans for something that my husband and I have discussed for years: Having a house plan that could be built in stages. The first phase could be lived in until enough money became available to build the next phase enabling the home to be finished debt-free.
Sterling called this particular plan their "Singlyn." It's pretty small, but the idea totally appeals to me. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)
THEN, when you're ready, you could build the rest (called The "Doublyn" and have the total package:
Another way this could be accomplished is to build a two-story house and finish the first floor to live in until funds were available to complete the second floor interior. I don't think that would have the same financial impact as building half at a time, though. Besides, I'm really wanting a ONE story house.
My reasons for that will be another post as I'm "feelin' the poll love." I haven't had a poll in a long time, and I'm curious how others feel about a house's number of stories. Stay tuned to vote!