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How to Build a House in Vegas in 7 Days

A look inside the amazing modular homes built in the parking lot outside the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Could there be a more effective way to market at the International Builders Show (IBS) than to actually build a home on site? Probably not, which is why the trade journal Professional Builder has organized just such a project for the last 17 years running. This year, the journal's "Show Village" featured not one but four homes, all assembled in a period of just seven days.

Each of the modular homes showcases a different style, from the one story Net-Zero and Ultimate Kitchen homes to the two-story, beach-bound Fire Island Home. But not all of this year's homes were created equal.

The Country House

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The Country House basks in the Vegas sun, enjoying its all too brief existence. View Larger

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First floor plan View Larger

The largest and most impressive home on display is the Country House—a large, open-concept design featuring exposed timber frames. Here are some of the key numbers on how this remarkable home was brought to life:

  • 4 trucks to deliver the house
  • 14 separate segments of the pre-constructed house
  • 10 construction workers to put it together
  • 1 crane
  • 7 days

The home was designed by Portland, Oregon-based Dezine Works. Owner and architect Ross Farland estimated that the house, as equipped, would run about $1.5 million. Of course, that excludes the cost of the necessary land.

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A massive open-concept space greets you as you enter the front door. View Larger

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The gorgeous timber beams slowed down construction, but proved worthwhile View Larger

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Dine-in kitchen View Larger

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Last minute preparations View Larger

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An approving crowd of IBS conventioners tours the house View Larger

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A kid's bedroom on the second floor View Larger

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A conventioner takes a break from the bustle of IBS, while the Las Vegas monorail occasionally zips by in the background View Larger

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A master bath with scenic view of North Hall. View Larger

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