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Farmhouse (click to enlarge)

Farmhouse (click to enlarge)

Specifications: 928 sq. ft. interior plus 512 sq. ft. upper floor, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, Footprint: 32′ x 35′

Description: This classic farmhouse design can be built in three phases: 1. Main two-story structure; 2. Shed roof sunroom addition with family room and 4th bedroom; 3. Porch.

Farmhouse (click to enlarge)

Farmhouse (click to enlarge)


Farmhouse upper floor (click to enlarge)

Farmhouse upper floor (click to enlarge)[/caption

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Modern House (click to enlarge)

Modern House (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 840 sq. ft. interior plus 390 sq. ft. upper floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, home office or bonus room, Footprint: 31′ x 33′

Description: A stunning 30’wide by 2-story window wall faces the mountains, lake or other view. A large grow bed provides year-round growing space for flowers, dwarf fruit trees, tomatoes, herbs and other plants.

Modern House (click to enlarge)

Modern House (click to enlarge)


Modern House Upper Floor (click to enlarge)

Modern House Upper Floor (click to enlarge)

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caption id=”attachment_1173″ align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ caption=”Solar Ranch (click to enlarge)”]Solar Ranch (click to enlarge)[/caption]
Specifications: 805 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 26′ x 38′

Description: Very livable and comfortable, this solar ranch has vaulted ceilings in the great room, a modern kitchen and wood stove.

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Solar Ranch (click to enlarge)

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Double Wide (click to enlarge)

Double Wide (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 693 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 24′ x 36′

Description: Originally designed to go on 12′ x 36′ trailer chassis, this design could also be built on the ground. The main design goal is a compact shape that provides all the basic amenities one would find in a trailer house (which are very popular despite their poor quality and offgassing of noxious fumes). A trailer design is one way to legally circumvent certain building codes. If you’re building this on the ground, one 2×4 center wall can be deleted to save money and free up a little extra space. A deck or porch on the south creates extra living space at low cost. This design is one of my most efficient, having almost no wasted space.

Double Wide (click to enlarge)

Double Wide (click to enlarge)

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U-shaped House (click to enlarge)

U-shaped House (click to enlarge)

Specifications: 990 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Footprint: 31′ x 46′

Description: This pleasant home looks inward to an inviting flagstone courtyard with trees and plants. Spacious windows fill the home with light, while the earthen floors, earthen plaster and earthbags provide thermal mass to store excess heat, thus providing an even, comfortable inside temperature in moderate climates.

U-shaped House (click to enlarge)

U-shaped House (click to enlarge)

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Chonburi (click to enlarge)

Chonburi (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 624 sq. ft. interior main floor, 624 sq. ft. upper floor, total 1,248 sq. ft. interior, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, Footprint: 27′ x 29′

Description: This sustainable home design is named after one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world – Chonburi, Thailand. Rich with old world charm and character, it has a tiled hip roof, covered entry with columns, arched doorways, large country-style kitchen, and all bedrooms upstairs for privacy. Master bedroom has private bath and love seat. Designed for hot climates, this plan can easily be modified for cold climates. Back doors on east and west sides make it easy to expand later. Optional cathedral ceiling in master bedroom.

Note: larger 3-4 bedroom version also available. 27’x42′ = 1,134 sq. ft. interior each floor for total 2,268 sq. ft., Footprint: 31’x45′

Chonburi main floor (click to enlarge)

Chonburi main floor (click to enlarge)


Chonburi upper floor (click to enlarge)

Chonburi upper floor (click to enlarge)

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