28. Part 1: Breck Building His Own Houm

In this episode Breck, Leslie, and Claire sit down and share part one the story of how Breck is building the proof of design for his very own company Houm. Breck dives into exactly what Houm is and how they are using innovative technology to change the way we think about construction. Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn from us in this episode:

  • What is Houm, and the background of Breck Building his own house.

  • The process and technology used to digitally pre fabricate buildings.

  • Why shipping containers are not always the answer.

  • Changing the building industry using tools that we already have.

  • Breck's project highlight of the week: Luxury Space!

Click here for the full show notes from today's episode. Make sure to check out the supplementary episodes that were mentioned in today's conversation:

  1. Webinar: How To Shave Months Off Your Construction Timeline With Cargo Architecture

  2. Everything You Need To Know About Building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

  3. Building Your Legacy As A New Developer


Ready to begin building your own project? Or curious about Houm? Contact us here, and we will put you in contact with the right member of our team.

“Houm is not trying to change everything [in the building industry] , we are trying to change the way we think about how we use all the tools that we already have.”


-Breck Crandell (Director of Design, TSI & Founding Member, Houm)

0:30 - Introduction into episode 28.

2:17 - Breck’s Project Highlight of the Week: Luxury Space.

6:15 - Story time: What is Houm and the background of Breck’s house.

11:50 - Building cheaper by consolidating how homes are designed.

12:28 - The importance of “the cour.”

14:46 - The key to building homes? Coding algorithms.

19:03 - Shifting the mindset in the construction and development industry.

20:10 - Shipping containers are not always the answer for innovative building.

23:30 - Changing the way that we think about building, using the tools that are already available.

25:27 - Building the proof of concept.

29:12 - How pre digital fabrication is another way of staying one step ahead.

33:30 - Summary of what Houm.

34:08 - Concluding thoughts for Episode 28.