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Since founded in 2012, Unity Homes has designed and built roughly 200 high-performance homes throughout the Northeast and beyond. By using innovative off-site construction methods and prefabricated components, we lead a new era in home building to provide the greatest value to our clients and make energy-efficient home ownership more accessible. But, don’t just take our word for it. Below are articles and features highlighting Unity’s experience and design-build offerings from industry experts. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us by filling a contact form.

~ 2024 ~

Boston Globe: See How this Downsizing Conn. Couple Reduced Their Living Space and Carbon Footprint – A Connecticut couple who built a high-performance Unity Zumette as an ADU were featured in the Boston Globe, read more about their journey to downsize and reduce their carbon footprint here: See how this downsizing Conn. couple reduced their living space and carbon footprint (

ADUs: The Perfect Housing Solution, by Sheri Koones, March 2024 – Unity’s Zumette is featured in this book! Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are good for people and communities. An inside look at 25 charming, ultra-functional, extra living spaces will inspire you to build one of your own.—Purchase the book here: ADUs: The Perfect Housing Solution: Koones, Sheri: 9781423665250: Books

Boroughs & Burbs Podcast – Unity’s Christine Osterwalder joins in the Nationa Real Estate Conversation for episode #130 focused on Accessory Dwelling Units—listen to the full podcast here: Boroughs & Burbs, the National Real Estate Conversation: Boroughs & Burbs 130 || ADUs: The Perfect Housing Solution on Apple Podcasts

WMUR-TV – Unity Sales Lead Alison Keay speaks about the importance of recruiting more women in the construction industry in this WMUR interview during Women’s History Month—watch the full video here: ba31566_v3_mb_vsquiz-quiz-30143V5-carbs_kemo-amha-rymc_vvjoca_vvdrpi-visa.mp4 (

Fine Homebuilding: High-Performance Prefab ADU – Our high-performance Zumette makes an appearance in Fine Homebuilding magazine as an energy-efficient ADU—read the full article here:

~ 2023 ~

Alternate Home Building Techniques with Matt Risinger – Matt Ferrell and Matt Risinger are back at it again, but this time talking about the different home building technologies and techniques that are catching their eyes. They talk through Unity’s prefab methods, which Matt Ferrell saw in person while building his own Unity home. View the full video here!

The Keene Sentinel: Bensonwood’s planned carpentry apprenticeship gets federal greenlight – Bensonwood, the umbrella company of Unity Homes, Tektoniks, and OpenHome, has received approval by the US Department of Labor to launch a Registered Carpentry Apprenticeship program starting in the summer of 2024. Read the full article here.

Green & Healthy Maine Homes Magazine: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) – The Unity Homes Zumette design is the featured cover for this fall 2023 edition, with the Xyla design featured later on. You can order your copy or subscribe here to read the full article!

PREFABULOUS FOR EVERYONE, by Sheri Koones. April 2023 – Unity’s contemporary Zum design, specifically the Maynard Zum in Waterbury, Vermont, was featured in this book focused on beautiful prefabricated homes. This home is also a featured project on our site that you can read about here, or you can order a copy of Sheri’s book here.

The Pretty Good House, A GUIDE TO CREATING BETTER HOMES – Pretty Good House provides a framework and guidelines for core issues that should be front and center when designing and building a high quality home or renovation. The Unity Homes Zum and Varm designs were featured in the “Built with PGH Principles” section, highlighting our exterior envelopes that arrive on-site in panels to be assembled. You can order a copy of this book here!

~ 2022 ~

Design For Tomorrow – Unity Homes is Building with the Future in Mind – Unity Homes is the featured article in NH Homes Magazine “As the dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and a mechanical engineering professor, Alexis Abramson is an expert in building energyefficiency. So, when she and her spouse, Chris Sklarin, decided to build a new home in Hanover, their decision to hire Unity Homes in Walpole was significant.” Read the full articleMarch, 2022

~ 2021 ~

Unity Recognized for Innovation. read about the Ivory Prize Unity is proud to have recently been recognized as a “Top 25” finalist for the Ivory Prize, an annual award that showcases innovation in homebuilding.  The finalists were selected from 160 nominations covering 39 states. The goal of the Ivory Prize is to identify and support “ambitious, feasible and scalable solutions to housing affordability.” – March 1, 2021.

~ 2020 ~

“A Taste of Hygge” – Keene Sentinel article outlining some of Unity Homes’ Scandinavian design principles, December 26, 2020

Unity Homes and Bensonwood honored with the Keene Chamber of Commerce Business of The Year Award – Keene Sentinel, January 10, 2020

~ 2019 ~

“Framing in a Factory with Super Insulated Walls”, Matt Risinger, Build This House August 30, 2019

Live better, electrically at Unity Homes Lloyd Alter, Treehugger, August 23, 2019 “…why all-electric homes are healthier, safer, and more sustainable.”

Best Practices in Homebuilding Energy Efficiency Honored New Hampshire Business Review, July 24, 2019. As the first homebuilder to receive certification for a Zero Energy Ready Home in New Hampshire, Unity Homes of Walpole knows what it takes to build green. That experience and know how is on display at the Newbury residence of Janet Taft. The 3,570-foot home was named the winner of the second annual NHSaves Drive to Net Zero Competition. Click here to watch video.

Home Building Energy Efficiency Honored in New Hampshire Builder Online, July 24, 2019

Factory Building- The Next Wave – Computerizing and automating home panelization, Ted Cushman, Roe Osborn, Journal of Light Construction, February 13, 2019. “In July 2018, JLC toured Unity’s factory in Keene, N.H. What we saw was a state-of-the-art computerized and automated facility where comprehensive CAD plans are turned into complete high-performance custom home packages that the company’s trained crews can erect on site in a matter of days.”

Unity’s Tedd Benson featured on PBS show, Ask This Old House, January 10, 2019. Unity’s sibling company Bensonwood has had a long association with the PBS program This Old House. Last fall our friends from the spinoff Ask This Old House visited Unity’s new production facility in Keene, NH for an episode that aired recently, and is now available online. Unity founder Tedd Benson guided Ross Trethewey, the show’s Home Technology Expert, through Unity’s design process and the panel production facility. Click Here to watch the episode.

~ 2018 ~

Pro-File Build: Factory Man, S. Claire Conroy, Residential Design, vol 6 2018. Featuring a profile of Unity founder Tedd Benson that traces the arc of a career focused on developing a “Better Way to Build” and how Unity, Bensonwood and the new brand Tektoniks are providing efficient solutions to industry challenges.

Six Ways to Transform the Built Environment Lloyd Alter – Treehugger, August 17, 2018.

Panelization – Another System Build Technique, The Art of Construction podcast featuring Unity Homes founder Tedd Benson, July 12, 2018.

Unity / Bensonwood’s Keene facility to be partially powered by solar, Keene Sentinel Source, July 2, 2018

A New Brand to Scale Off-Site Design, Engineering, and Construction: TEKTONIKS, John McManus – Builder Online, May 2, 2018

Tedd Benson – Bensonwood & Unity Homes Bridging the Gap! The Search for a Better Way to Build & Bob Krell – Healthy Indoors Magazine An Industry Update, IAQ radio podcast, April 27, 2018

Is This Modular’s Moment?, John Caulfield – Professional Builder, Jan 5, 2018

~ 2017 ~

Ripe for Disruption? You Bet!, John McManus – Builder Online, September 26, 2017

Bensonwood, Unity Homes Need a Larger Factory, Meghan Pierce – Builder, August 24, 2017

7 Design and Workflow Lessons From Modular Builders, Katie Tomasulo – Construction Dive, May 4, 2017

Limitless Adaptations: How Unity Homes Leads Next-Gen Homebuilding, Katherine P. Cox – Vermont Arts Living, January 13, 2017

Modular vs Site-Built, Changing the Debate, John McManus –Builder Online, January 10, 2017

~ 2016~

Prefab Zero Energy Homes, Bruce Sullivan – Zero Energy Project, September 20, 2016

Go For Green – Green Companies in Our Backyard, Stratton Magazine, Fall 2016, pages 54-62,

The Innovators, by Sam RashkinBuilder Online, June 26, 2016

Unity Homes Builds New Housing at Dartmouth College, – Dartmouth News, April 19, 2016

Revolutionary on So Many Levels, Lloyd Alter — Treehugger, January 8, 2016

~ 2015 ~

The Best in Building Technology, Proud Green Home, December 31, 2015

Changing the Course of Homebuilding, Molly Shaw — US Builders’ Review, December 10, 2015

It’s Not Easy Being GreenFloor Covering Weekly, November 25, 2015

People, Things and the Best of Show at GreenbuildTreehugger, November 24, 2015

Driving Sustainability Home New Hampshire Business Review, November 13, 2015

Cradle to Cradle products could be key to a healthy houseTreehugger, November 24, 2015

The Future of Green Building was On Display at GreenbuildGreen Building Law Update, November 22, 2015

Net-zero Unity Home is a solar-powered prefab that pops up in just three daysInhabitat, November 21, 2015

Is Tedd Benson’s Unity Homes the next Blu Homes?Modular Home Coach, November 20, 2015

Behind Greenbuild 2015’s Concept HomeArchitizer, November 20, 2015

The Unity Home: The Inside Story — Rick Schwolsky, Builder Magazine (cover article), November, 2015.

BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Products for 2016BuildingGreen, November 18, 2015

Greenbuild’s Residential Tipping Point,John McManus— BUILDER Magazine November 18, 2015

Driving sustainability home: Will Tedd Benson’s modular houses disrupt the homebuilding industry?  — NH Business Review, November 12, 2015

2015 Greenbuild Unity Home is Unveiled , Rick Schwolsky — BUILDER Magazine November 12, 2015

Hanley Wood Launches 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.­— Hanley Wood, November 5, 2015

A Smarter Approach, John McManus BUILDER Magazine October 30, 2015

Greenbuild Unity Home Takes Shape, Rick SchwolskyBUILDER Magazine October 28, 2015

Hassan Tours Unity Homes in WalpoleNH Union Leader, October 27, 2015

Hassan to visit Walpole homebuilding companyKeene Sentinel (, October 24, 2015

Build a Better Way, John McManus — BUILDER Magazine October 18, 2015

Construction Starts on the 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home, Rick Schwolsky BUILDER Magazine October 13, 2015

Meet the Sustainability Team for the Greenbuild Unity Home, Rick SchwolskyBUILDER Magazine September 1, 2015

Builder Assembles All-Star Team for Greenbuild Unity Home, Rick Schwolsky BUILDER Magazine, July 29, 2015

2015 Greenbuild Unity Home to Offer Affordable Sustainability , Rick Schwolsky BUILDER Magazine, June 26, 2015

Build a Better Way — Builder Online, October 18, 2015

Unity is an Ultra-Efficient Factory Build Home.— Jetson Green. October 9, 2015

Unity May Be “The Greenest Prefab on the Market”Tree Hugger October 9, 2015

~ 2013 ~

Unity Pushes the Boundary of Home Building Building Green Part 1 April 24 2013

Unity at the Cutting Edge of Home BuildingBuilding Green Part 2, May 1, 2013

~ 2012 ~

Unity Aims at Affordable High-Performance — Builder Online October 11, 2012