This vacation cabin was desiged to house an extended family for short periods of time, or to provide long-term comfort for a couple with children. The design brief included the ability to heat itself passively, even in the winter, to avoid having to worry about things freezing in case of a power outage. The extended porch on the east side of the house provided extra outdoor living area, while protecting the east elevation from excess morning sun in the summertime. The storage room on the west side provides room for beach toys, fishing rods, or whatever other outdoor play toys are desired.
Originally designed for an East-view waterfront site, the plan can be reversed to accommodate a West-facing view. There is enough roof area to for this Positive NRG Home™ to power itself and your new electric car for up to 18,000 miles per year!
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This vacation cabin was desiged to house an extended family for short periods of time, or to provide long-term comfort for a couple with children. The design brief included the ability to heat itself passively, even in the winter, to avoid having to worry about things freezing in case of a power outage. The extended […]
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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.