Toyota Home Aichi Puts Together a Home in a Day, Using Prefabricated Pre-Finished Volumetric Construction

Traditional construction, (like block and mortar) can be tasking, time consuming and ofcourse, expensive. This is why companies like Toyota Home Aichi, are taking a different approach. The Japanese company designs, constructs, and sells Toyota homes. (Yes, that Toyota). The company was founded in October 1987 as a sales company for the Toyota Housing Corporation (Source).

The company engages Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction, which is a construction method whereby free-standing volumetric modules (complete with finishes for walls, floors and ceilings) are constructed/manufactured and assembled in an accredited fabrication facility, in accordance with any accredited fabrication method, and then installed in a building under building works. (source)

The above short video shows how the pre-finished, room-sized units are erected and assembled into entire homes. According to husband-and-wife vlogger duo Rachel and Jun Yoshizuki, who filmed the construction process and uploaded it to their YouTube Channel, the prefab units are built in a factory and trucked out to an assembly location.

The entire construction process, they say, is only 24 hours—though it takes a few more days to round the whole house out with electricity, flooring and paint on the walls. The segments of the home come complete with electrical fixtures, windows and closets. The video shows workers bolting the segments together to form a house, attaching siding, and even adding a second-story deck as a finishing touch.

The translated description of the video reads,

“In this tie-up with Toyota home Aichi-sama, we shot the unit installation site specially. From the installation really to the roof waterproofing work, work has been completed in half a day. When I was a student, I went to school in the morning and as soon as I got home I remembered the fact that the house was built suddenly…”

Another video from the Yoshizuki’s channel showcases the interior of a finished Toyota home that is spacious, and tastefully outfitted. You can see some toyota home designs here.

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