The modular homes are being built offsite by a specialist modular building company, Boutique Modern.
Councillor Ron Maskell,
"I'm not aware of another council in the south-east that is as advanced as we are in the use of modular technology, and I've no doubt many of them will be looking at what we're doing with great interest."
Subject to planning, the council will move forward with 13 new modular homes in Newhaven later this year.
It was previously reported that the £2.2m project to build modern modular homes for temporary accommodation in Newhaven had been signed off by council leaders.
Cabinet members agreed to ignore the council's usual procurement rules, awarding the contract directly to Boutique Modern rather than seeking bidders from elsewhere in the country.
The council revealed this decision was due to the specialist nature of the project and the high cost of a shortage of temporary accommodation.
In comments to the Sussex Express, councillor Ron Maskell, cabinet member for housing, said: "We have a responsibility to provide accommodation for those households who are homeless, but currently there is very little temporary accommodation that we can use in the district.
"So consequently, and at
"We can get the temporary housing built and in place quickly, which is great news for families in need of a home and for the new jobs created as a direct result of working with a local manufacturer."
(Pictured left to right: Cllr Ron Maskell, Lucas Shone from Boutique Modern, Cllr Elayne Merry, Cllr Andy Smith and Leighton Rowe, Development Manager at Lewes District Council.)