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Neu Community Developing Prefabricated Modern Homes


This is the story of Neu Community, an up-and-coming prefabricated housing development in the Austin, Texas area.

With thousands moving to the area and the Tesla giga-factory as an example hiring 20,000 people, communities like this are desperately needed in this area not to mention other areas with housing shortages and affordability issues too. What do you think of this housing concept?

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Neu Community: Prefabricated Home Development near Austin, Texas

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The company is making developments in Travis County, Texas, just outside of Austin with aim of taking the concept internationally.

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A variety of floor plans and customizations are available, from tiny to small homes that you can keep adding on to.

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The homes are designed and built as modules that you can group together as well as stack onto one another.

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The smart homes from Neu Community are designed to be rearrangeable, automated, and eco-friendly, combining nature, technology, and community.

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Skyscraper glass is used for the oversized windows in the units.

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Some of the floor plans include an atrium, a design feature that is normally unheard of in smaller homes as well as prefabricated homes.

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You can actually add and subtract modules for your own custom design.

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If your family grows over time or your needs change at all, Neu Community lets you add on to your house.

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And if your needs change in another direction, you can subtract modules as well.

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Neu offers renting and ownership options.

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Renting starts at $925/month, and ownership starts with $4,995 down.

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Currently, there are three communities to choose from Neu Lake Travis, Neu Forest, and Neu Mountain View all near Austin, Texas.

There are also various types of lots to go with like a forest lot, trails lot, private lot, sunset view lot, treehouse lot, lake view lot, and lake tree house lot.

This is a rendering of what part of the community might look like once complete.

The floor plans start with the 320-sq.-ft. Starter Studio, which looks like this.

Starter Studio by Neu Community

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Then there is Studio L, with 320-sq.-ft.

L Studio by Neu Community

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Studio Plus at 480-sq.-ft.

Studio Plus by Neu Community

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Then there’s the 1 Bedroom at 480-sq.-ft.

1 Bedroom by Neu Community

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The 1-2 bedroom floor plan at 800-sq.-ft. with a central atrium.

1-2 Bedroom by Neu Community

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A 2-3 bedroom that starts at 1,440-sq.-ft.

2-3 Bedroom by Neu Community

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And finally the Neu Garage – Texas Edition which starts at 1,360-sq.-ft.

Neu Garage – Texas Edition by Neu Community

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VIDEO: Ellie in Space Visits Neu Community Development in Texas

Video tour via Ellie in Space on YouTube!

Highlights

  • Neu Community
  • Various floor plans
  • Modular units
  • Prefabricated
  • Customizable
  • Rearrangeable, add or subtract design
  • Smart, automated features
  • Eco-friendly
  • Combines nature, technology, and community
  • Ownership options
  • Rental options
  • First community still under development
  • The company is taking reservations
  • They’re hoping to launch later this year (2022)
  • Reserve and build your own unit here

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  • Kimberly Allyson Duncan
    April 11, 2022, 10:41 am

    Love this concept and would like to follow your progress. If you have any printed literature, please send to Kimberly Duncan at 128 Silver Hill Lane, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. Thank you!

  • Gwen Payne
    April 11, 2022, 2:42 pm

    Please send me additional information on the cost of a one bedroom design.

  • Susan Kim Pratt
    April 11, 2022, 5:47 pm

    The houses have a nice and modern look. Can you get mirrored tinting? That would give the residents privacy, lets in light, and keeps out the UV and other damaging rays, it also keeps the place cooler in summer, warmer in winter. If the glass should break, it holds the pieces together and keeps shattered glass from being all over the floor. Are those induction or regular stove tops? Induction you need special pots and pans. I myself would rather have non induction electric stove tops.

    Love the solar and electric windmills would be a great way to get free energy.

    How about a cover for your vehicle to keep the heat off of it? I am sure there is a charging post for your electric vehicle. I do love the idea of electric vehicles, but I prefer to drive my own vehicle as opposed to it driving me. Too many accidents with these self-driving cars.

    • Eric
      April 18, 2022, 3:40 am

      Susan, virtually the only kinds of pots that are not compatible with induction are copper bottomed pots. They can, I believe, be converted by welding on plain metal to the copper bottom.

      While I don’t have personal experience with induction, because almost all my pots have copper bottoms welded on to the metal base, I believe this to be true.

      Induction cooktops are GREAT!! Instant heat. And, instant “lack” of heat. What’s not to like about that?

      • Natalie C. McKee
        April 18, 2022, 10:36 am

        I wish we had induction! Well, actually I’d love gas. But right now we have a standard electric stove and I hate how long the burners stay hot.

        • Eric
          April 18, 2022, 4:41 pm

          The problem with gas is that it “can” leak thereby creating a fire or explosion hazard. Plus, well in New Zealand at least, is you pay for gas whether you use it or not. Admittedly its not the full whack, but its not very minimal either. But with induction you get instant heat. You get instant off with no residual heat. I know where I’d put my money on… and its not gas.

          I reckon in 5 years, maybe less, standard electric stoves will be history.

        • James D.
          April 18, 2022, 10:33 pm

          Well, there’s more to consider than just the convenience…

          Home Performance – Ep207: Slow Burn (Combustion Appliances and Intro to Home Chemistry)- Home Diagnosis TV Series

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jwN_j6uauQ

  • Michael
    April 12, 2022, 2:32 am

    I love it, but agree with Susan that it lacks a bit privacy because the blinds making it dark inside and sun protection. Beside that there will be a lot of glass cleaning required. The concept doesn’t provide roof overhang. The average American family has more than one car. I am missing covered parking for them.
    As far as I could see there are no fences. How to keep small kids and pets secure. Putting dogs into a glass box isn’t a solution for me.
    Let’s see how it’s going.

  • Eric
    April 16, 2022, 8:37 pm

    I don’t like the fact that the houses all look basically the same. Confusion of which house is which. Not a realistic scenario in my humbly opinion. YMMV

  • Fred
    April 25, 2022, 2:38 am

    This is probably going to fly in the face of what most commenters here think, but these really don’t excite me all that much.
    With the large squared windows and the overall “pod” type format, all I can think is that these look like they were designed in 1972.
    There’s got to be something that can be done with these to update the look a little more.
    I know one thing I’d do, right off the bat, is to shorten the large windows to about 2/3 the height. This allows a solid bottom that can be used to house plumbing and electrical wiring.
    That being stated, I will say, I do like the layout the little 1 bedroom setup.
    However, yeah, I feel these need to be brought past the “space age” era and into the 21st century.
    Sorry if you don’t agree, but this is MY opinion.

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