This fully self-contained 120 sq. ft. home is the first of our Room With a Paycheck™ series.
These homes can be used either as a guest house, teenage hangout, or homeless shelter. This is our 120 sf model, which in many places can be built without a building permit!
The expansive roof area, also covering the porch, affords extra outdoor living area, while providing room for additional solar panels to be installed. For the thousands of homes in our country without the correct solar orientation to take advantage of the energy provided by the sun, these cottages could be located in the back yard to either off-set the energy bills of the main house, or they can stand alone as a fully self-contained unit.
We also have a 192 sf model and a couple of 300 sf+ models in development.
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This fully self-contained 120 sq. ft. home is the first of our Room With a Paycheck™ series. These homes can be used either as a guest house, teenage hangout, or homeless shelter. This is our 120 sf model, which in many places can be built without a building permit! The expansive roof area, also covering […]
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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.