The Kit

The house kit consists of the building panels for the walls and the roof, the roof beams, Marvin energy-star low-e windows and doors, the siding material, the roofing material, and the fasteners required to put the house together.

Eco-friendly: High-tech structural/insulated building panels made of steel and expanded polystyrene are the basis of our design. The 5 ½’’ wall panels have an effective R-value of 33. The 7 ½” roof panels have an effective R-value of 49. Because the panels come pre-cut, there is virtually no construction waste.

Affordable: The panels are delivered pre-cut with window and door openings ready to receive the windows and doors, significantly reducing labor costs. The octagonal shape and the energy-efficiency of the house means it is very inexpensive to heat and cool. In Central Virginia where winters can dip below zero, and summer can soar above 100, we have tracked our heating and cooling costs for four years. The average ANNUAL cost is less than $150. The average usage is 1300 kwh.

Easy to Assemble: The panels weigh about 50 pounds each. They are light enough to be handled by one person and a breeze for two people. The panels are screwed together with self-tapping screws. The construction crew that built our first house put up all the first floor panels in ninety minutes.

Safe: If you have considered a tiny house on wheels but are concerned about high winds or earthquake, our prefab micro house provides a much more secure place to live. The steel structure of our panels is screwed in place, meaning a hurricane-resistant and earthquake-resistant structure.

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