Terms of the Trade: What Is a Stick-built Home?

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A stick-built home is a structure or addition built on-site instead of in a factory. Most stick-built homes are built using lumber, but the sticks can really be made from any material, including metals and plastics. They generally compose the structure of things like walls and roofs, which then get filled in using drywall, plywood sheets, and shingles or siding.

Mobile and modular homes, which tend to be assembled in factories and installed onsite in their completed form, are typically not defined as stick-built.