I think this is the most exciting of our Cottage-Series of plans. Using the same footprint as C-8, C-9, and C-11, this home offers a separate powder room on the main floor, and a third or even fourth bedroom upstairs.
While most of these Cottages have been designed with the elderly in mind, this one would also accommodate a large family. Everything you need to live is still on the main floor, and is all handicapped accessible, but with this plan, there is room for a live-in care-taker, and still room for overnight guests.
The best part of this plan is the energy efficiency. Even though the floor plan is about 300 s/f bigger than the other Cottages in the series, the exterior surface area stayed about the same, resulting in one of the lowest heat-loss per s/f ratios I have ever seen. As with all our plans, there is room for plenty of PV panels on the south-facing roof. Variations of this home have been built in at least four different states, and even in the arctic.
Be sure to check out the other plans in our Cottage Series (C-8, C-9, C-10, and C-11) for other energy efficient variations.
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I think this is the most exciting of our Cottage-Series of plans. Using the same footprint as C-8, C-9, and C-11, this home offers a separate powder room on the main floor, and a third or even fourth bedroom upstairs. While most of these Cottages have been designed with the elderly in mind, this one […]
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What's Included in Our Zero-Energy Home Packages
We provide the most complete plan packages available on the market. We are interested in the ultimate success of your project, not just in selling a set of house plans.
Please scroll down to view the list of pages and information included in our plan packages.
The following table describes the typical number of plan copies needed to build one of our Low Energy Use Homes.
Basic Plan Set
Our Basic Plan Set includes just one copy of each page, for a total of approximately fifteen pages if on 11×17 paper, about eight pages if on 24×36 paper. Our pages can be either be printed on 11×17 paper, in high resolution, either 1/8″ or 3/16″ scale, depending on the size of the house, or we can print on full 24’x36″ “D” size architectural paper. Some local Building Departments have expressed an appreciation for the smaller size of page, because of the readability, and ease of viewing multiple pages at one time. It is also much easier to get additional copies made if you should need them. Larger page sizes are required by some jurusdictions, so be sure to ask before completing your order which size is required.
Full Building Set
Our Full Building Set includes the total number of plan pages shown on the spreadsheet below, at a slightly increased price to cover our additional costs.
Our Basic Plan Set and Full Building Set both include the Heat Loss Calculation Spreadsheet, Heating/Cooling system specifications, SIPS shop drawings, and Built Green® checklist.