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Arc House (click to enlarge)

Arc House (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 672 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 21′ x 51′

Description: Defined by an arc, this gently curving house uses passive solar design to capture the sun’s energy during the day and then store it in its interior mass to stabilize interior temperatures. Features include living roof and earth berm design.

Arc House (click to enlarge)

Arc House (click to enlarge)

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Double Wide

Double Wide

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 East Elevation

Double Wide East Elevation

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