Monday, December 26, 2011

Self-Assemble Your Own Home

I am seriously speechless.

I need these.

Can I order these from abroad?

Does my country allow homes to be built this way?


Too many questions in my head.

Caroline from Gastineau Log Homes

Kit cost: $95,000
Turnkey cost: approx. $275,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Square Footage: 2,086
Gastineau kits consist of the complete exterior (logs, roof, windows, doors, porches, dormers) plus the interior structure (floors, walls, doors). They do not include finished items like cabinets or electrical, plumbing or HVAC systems. The home is built by either the homeowner or builder over the course of six to eight weeks, depending on size. It usually takes about four months to move in after delivery.

Luminhaus by Rocio Romero

Kit cost: approx. $24,000 in 2004
Turnkey cost: under $100,000, excluding land
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1,152
These are highly customizable and environmentally friendly. The home arrives as a kit of parts, and should be assembled onsite by a general contractor. Windows are not included, since requirements vary by location; Romero’s website cites estimates for window packages ranging from $15,000 to $30,000. Cabinetry and interior walls and finishes are not included with the kit.

weeHouse by Alchemy Architecture

Kit cost: kits range from $79,000 – $270,000+
Turnkey cost: pictured house cost $200,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,200
The weeHouse line of modular homes from Alchemy Architecture is built to withstand the strains of winds and earthquakes. They’re made with sustainable materials like bamboo flooring and energy efficient features like passive solar design. This year-round structure is made of one horizontal and one vertical module, each 14 feet wide. It’s constructed from stained pine “corn crib” siding and oxidized copper green painted “Container” siding, red pine interiors, IKEA cabinets and Andersen windows.

And as my jaw drops, I dream of the possibilities.

Credits to here

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