We built the Home of the Future with Grant Imahara

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  • Published on:  8/6/2018
  • The Verge and Curbed have teamed up to build the home of the future. Join host Grant Imahara as he examines the renewed trend of prefabricated modular home construction.Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGsLike The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGcFollow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvXRead More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAvSubscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl
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  • The Verge
    The Verge  a years ago+434

    What do you want to see in your home of the future?

  • fluxx
    fluxx a years ago+1088

    I don't think the house of the future is all about technology and connection, it's all about energy and self-sufficiency.

  • ozzy
    ozzy 3 months ago+72

    More secure? It's basically a spy box with cams and mics everywhere.

  • Ban Gkok
    Ban Gkok 5 months ago+72

    Most people, I am sure would like to know the price of a prefab unit!

  • Meow Tow
    Meow Tow a years ago+362

    I feel like this was just a secret advertisement for Ford.

  • Frank Blackcrow
    Frank Blackcrow 2 days ago

    MORE off grid.. self contained energy creation.. even if they have a petrol generator to do it.. just off grid totally.

  • Sam Farley
    Sam Farley a years ago +406

    Man, I really miss MythBusters, that show was my childhood!

  • avo
    avo 11 months ago+144

    7 mins of bla bla bla, 22 seconds of showing actual work

  • Friedrich Hayek
    Friedrich Hayek 2 months ago+20

    The real home of the future is like "people can buy it"

  • RAS
    RAS a years ago+40

    I studied architecture at University of Cincinnati and still actively work with remodeling and designing homes. The common thing I often see is the lack of air tight sealing of the home which provides huge long term benefits, followed by lack heavy of insulation.
    other things that would be interesting at this point would be humidity management, air filteration, advanced water systems (filtering, recycling ect), use of solar for not only power but heat / hot water collection, bonus points for concentrated solar setup.
    I didn't see a garage or port with the house, many other upgrades really depends on location.

  • oaklandpaving
    oaklandpaving 5 days ago+2

    This house poses huge problems for future owners
    So many things to go wrong, tech always fails, warranties run out , installers go bump and so on
    Deep pockets required

  • TechAltar
    TechAltar a years ago+2461

    Pretty cool, but why does the home of the future come with a massive Ford pickup truck? That's hardly the future of anything

  • Geeksmithing
    Geeksmithing a years ago+61

    Modular homes have been around forever. Not really inspiring the idea of "home of the future" just yet.. I was honestly expecting something a bit more cutting edge, like 3D printed homes, a new blend of materials or something along those lines.

  • Wade Watts
    Wade Watts 14 days ago+3

    >home of the future
    >wood framed house
    pick one

  • Gf
    Gf 14 days ago+3

    i wouldnt pay a 6 figure sum for a house made of sticks, plywood and drywall.

  • kenkarma
    kenkarma 2 months ago+71

    Builds home of the future.
    *Drives gasoline powered pickup truck*

  • DHRUV AGARWAL
    DHRUV AGARWAL 4 months ago+19

    I don't see this concept as eco-friendly
    This is great though.
    Why can't we use GFRC panels instead of a wood framework? I mean why to use wood anyway, why to cut trees if these can be done by other alternatives which are eco-friendly, stronger and even cheaper than wood.

  • Careless Whisker
    Careless Whisker 2 months ago+31

    Freaking out rn because of the person at 6:25 not wearing a facemask LOOK AT ALL THE PARTICLES THEY'RE BREATHING IN

  • bluecola21
    bluecola21 3 months ago+7

    1960's : the government wiretaps your appliances man
    2019 : awesome, I can buy a wiretapped house!

  • Lemonade
    Lemonade 14 days ago+4

    Home of the future is made of meat and it grows and repairs itself, and doors and windows are sphincters. You’re welcome.