Building plans / Discussions

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...building plans for Eco friendly houses. We don’t currently have plans we can offer unfortunately. There are Passive House and LEED certified prefab kit homes av...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...plans to build an eco-friendly house in New Brunswick. We don't have green home plans to offer sorry, but you should check out our prefab LEED and Passive House...

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...Building Code anymore. Many regional building codes can get a little complicated and Ontario is no exception, but you would likely also need R7 continuous insul...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...building our first home. We purchased some basic house plans that are designed for a slab on grade home. I am really leaning towards slab on grade for the aesth...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Can these be built in California or Washington?

...building? We hope to be able to provide high performance modular prefab kit houses to in the Western US states in the near future.

Posted by Steven J July 4, 2020, 10:24 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What size of lot is needed for the Eco habitat 1600?

...building authorities to find out any minimum or maximum house sizes per lot to make sure you are allowed to build this house there, and you’d need to make sure ...

Posted by Andrew Wallace July 21, 2020, 9:59 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

...building plans, septic plans, permits and such, so you need to be really focused when initially designing to keep costs at a bare minimum. These pages would be ...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Do you have an engineer directory for slab on grade designers?

Is there a list of engineers we can consult with regarding having our plans modified to a slab on grade (monolithic) foundation as most municipalities would re...

Posted by Paul Giusto Dec. 30, 2019, 8:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

...building plans and structural details they will in turn provide you with stamped engineering drawings for your slab as well as step by step installation directi...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...building plans and create walls to match that can be delivered and assembled, that can be a great option as it is often cheaper as there is less material waste....

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

Building a 24 X 50 Post and Beam barn. Thinking of applying 2 layers of 4 " (8" total) of rigid insulaton, offset seams on top of 1 X 8 sheathing. Seams of top...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you create a slab on grade on a slope?

We are thinking of building a pole barn home in an area where there is likely to be bedrock if we tried to dig much. Over the 24 foot width of the home, the gr...

Posted by Adrienne Rayna June 30, 2020, 3:58 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...building tape you will find in the box stores, they aren’t nearly as sticky and don’t have the same lifespan.] You will have to make sure that you ‘transfer’ ...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do you have building partners in BC?

...plans for a passive, off the grid home? I am interested in the style of the Edelweiss House. We could follow the plans to build as the general contractor. Thank...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...building directly on solid rock and have no drainage issues or had no clay, building with a footing could be a bit cheaper, but not better. In your case Steve, ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Are these prefab kit homes available outside Eastern Canada and US?

...building? 2020 is pretty well booked up but we should be able to supply homes by summer of 2021.

Posted by Phil Pooler June 6, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where can I find qualified green builders/modular or prefab homes in Port Townsend WA?

...building? 24 months Great Steven, that's plenty of lead time. Best is if you go to the individual model that most interests you and request a quote, if there ar...

Posted by Alyne Galm June 27, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

...building? There has been a lot of demand and our manufacturers are booked up until at least next summer. The best way to know when they will be available would ...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses