Everything you need, and nothing more! This minimalist cabin offers a large loft above that could be used as a second bedroom, as well as a private roof deck over the large two-car garage/shop. This Positive NRG Home™ was first designed to be a guest house, lived in by the owners while they built their dream home next door. The expansive south facing roof area will support up to 6KW of PV panels, as well as a solar hot water system. Since the peak heating load on this house is less than 3KW, this house will pay some of your other bills for you, such as providing power for your electric car! Our calculations show that the refrigerator and lighting will heat this cozy cabin for about eight months of the year, even in our cold, wet, Northwest climate!
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Everything you need, and nothing more! This minimalist cabin offers a large loft above that could be used as a second bedroom, as well as a private roof deck over the large two-car garage/shop. This Positive NRG Home™ was first designed to be a guest house, lived in by the owners while they built their […]
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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.