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An Off Grid rural house
...Done in stages.
Phase 1: Fell in love with and purchased rural land. We are encouraging others to purchase those 50-100ish acre parcels in their own areas that are already on the market: to protect, preserve, and conserve.
Phase 2: Got a solar cooker.
Phase 3: Composting toilet purchased. Three years later, composting toilet removed.
Phase 4: Started a blog. Oh wait, NOW we start to build! ; )
Phase 5: Follow the modern prefab project / off grid lifestyle blog.
Northwest R1 Residential!
Built in 2018, this modified R1 Residential party house outside San Francisco sets the Tone for Fun on the Beach.
"...the little unit is so beautiful with the Iron Grey rainscreen and
windows that look in all 4 directions! I can't wait to "move in"
and start spending time in this healthy place. A fridge, sink, and
stove will be installed in the North room, all necessary to receive an
[Note: Don't forget an ERV or HRV for fresh air exchange in tight, energy efficient homes!]
She mentioned the contractor did not have green materials experience, so this is one more example of our prefab house kits adding green building skills and knowledge into each community, which makes me very happy.
Follow this SIP prefab house here.
2018 UPDATE: She will be building the main unit in 2019!
Follow the Wolftrot.
A Dogtrot Mod prefab house from our sister site, Green Cabin Kits, customized and reconfigured for the Pacific Northwest.
This family selected a rural area on which to place their prefab SIPs house. This area of Colorado has no building codes, but we made sure to engineer the prefab to not only meet International Code Council (ICC), to which our house kits are already designed, but to specifically address their area (which we do as well through a local engineer) despite it not being required.
This SIPs house is no longer an official Green Modern Kits project.
Project: Follow The Dogtrot Mod Outside Austin!
Coming soon! Details soon! This prefab house
project is beginning permitting.
Construction start date spring 2019.