OK, maybe it's just the Cor-ten siding, but we're really liking this greener take on the typical mobile home. Here are the green features:
The interior finishes appear to be sustainable (cork, etc.); the thing is delivered to your site with a truck running on biofuels, and the wheels remain in place underneath so the house can (at least in theory) be towed to another location again. The other appeal is the convenience of one-stop shopping: order your house from HOM, and you can also buy all your furniture from the company. (Many mobile homes also come pre-equipped.) The furniture is made of FSC-certified wood, which is not the case with the framing.
Cost is on the high end for a mobile home: about $200 a square foot, which in many areas of the country will net you an architect-designed stick-built house with basic green features and finishes.
Still, the ease of getting everything from one place has some appeal. And we like the simple design and the available floorplans.