House plans / Discussions

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

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 options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...house plans from Quebec affiliates and requested info from EcoHome. I also found EkoBuilt Passive House Plans and wondered if you have any affiliation with them...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...house in Thorne Quebec. I would like to renovate the house to its maximum potential including solar panels to be the most energy efficient and eco friendly hous...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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

...house in terms of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, a better-insulated house will save you money and the payback period or ‘return on in...

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?

...house plans that are designed for a slab on grade home. I am really leaning towards slab on grade for the aesthetics, savings, as well as for environmental reas...

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

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...house if it were on a crawl space or basement? What I mean here relates to the part above the foundation; i.e. the main house and garage construction. 8) Are ...

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

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

...plans on my new house call for my footings to be 18 inches below the level of my basement floor. High water table and the engineer wanted the footings on undist...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...house foundation is piled-up field stone (typical of that era) and it can be drafty in high winds). The crawspace is dirt floor with several cemented fieldstone...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can these be built in California or Washington?

...houses are available in Washington and California? If so, when are you building? We hope to be able to provide high performance modular prefab kit houses to in ...

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

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...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 available t...

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

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

...house/land I can buy? For example, if there is already an existing house, what can be done? Etc... Many of our prefab kit houses are LEED ready, meaning the hou...

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

Can these homes be built on screwpiles as an alternative to slab foundations?

...houses etc. Assuming we had engineered plans and the proper load points would it be possible to out one of the prefab homes on the piles? We have many models ...

Posted by Mark Pospisil July 28, 2020, 9:41 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

I live in Puerto Rico. Is there any prefab that will withstand hurricane??

...houses can withstand hurricanes , but we are in discussion with additional manufacturers to increase our supply , how far we can supply them, and to have kit ho...

Posted by Laura Prado Sept. 15, 2020, 5:58 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What’s the best option for buying a prefab house in Montana?

...House ready prefab kit houses are available across the US and Canada , so they are (or at least will soon be) available in Montana. You can request a quote for ...

Posted by Jennifer Curtis Jan. 18, 2021, 7:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

...house half way through the house, and a shallower slab along the northern side of the house? Would this 4 feet of TM suck too much thermal mass? I imagine our h...

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

Is the Saltbox Passive House a prefab house? Can we build this in the USA?

...house a pre fab house? Can we build this in the USA? The Saltbox Passive House is not one of our kit houses, sorry! But many of our models are, see all our Pass...

Posted by jenny barrett March 19, 2021, 8:05 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

...House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are available in the Eastern US seaboard, how soon are you building? There has been a lot of demand and...

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