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

How do I find a Passivhaus designer to create a set of plans?

...plans To find a Passive House designer near you, I would first check on this page here about how to find building professionals. Tips for finding a reliable g...

Posted by tony wolff Feb. 23, 2021, 10:20 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 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

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

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

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 3 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

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

Can I purchase a prefab Eco Home kit house for land in Ottawa or Edmonton?

...building? Many of our prefab kit houses are LEED ready, meaning the house would pass inspection, so if you meet all the LEED requirements for location, site a...

Posted by Ismael Rumzan March 29, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 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

Can Ontario contractor easily build home to code?

...plans to the city for permitting, so right there you will see if it passes. But the short answer is yes, our houses are able to meet Ontario building code.

Posted by Kaylan Ssenfuma March 29, 2021, 3:01 p.m. Building codes 1 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...building performance and design. Most models also come with some ability on the part of homeowners to make minor modifications to existing plans in order to cus...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Are your kit houses Pennsylvania and the Mid Atlantic region of the US?

...building? If you join the Ecohome Network as a free member (we don’t spam or share addresses) you will get a notice when we have more stock available for delive...

Posted by Damian Rispoli Jan. 6, 2021, 11:55 a.m. Architecture and plan design 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