This is the Brightbuilt Barn… it can be configured as a studio/office space, or as a 1 or 2 bedroom home. This plan ranges from 670-960 square feet. Small. Efficient. These homes consume 50% less energy, are easier to maintain and can be built in approximately four months. 960 square feet seems pretty small, but if the plan is efficient then it could work!
Note that there is a loft space above Bedroom 2, the bath and the kitchen (in the two bedroom plan). See the stairs situated between bedroom one and two? This loft space could be for storage or even an extra guest… who knows!
There are options available to make this home a net zero (pay no electricity) option… from the Brightbuilt website:
Energy efficiency features available
Super-insulated construction R-60 roof
R-20 basement, R-10 slab
Photovoltaic solar panels
High-efficiency heat and air conditioning • Energy-efficient, triple-glazed windows
Low-flow showerheads and faucets
Add to that the low VOC paint, high efficiency heat/AC, low flow fixtures… it just gets better and better.
This gives yet another option to the very well built homes that are net zero, or as close as possible. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Check out their website for the other (larger) plans!
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