[house plan] – An energy efficient home built by Brightbuilt!

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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!

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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-40 walls

R-20 basement, R-10 slab
Photovoltaic solar panels

High-efficiency heat and air conditioning • Energy-efficient, triple-glazed windows
Airtight construction
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!

Catch you back here tomorrow!


O N E   Y E A R   A G O…  Featured Artist… Joe Paquet!

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All images via Brightbuilthome.com

Yesterday the preview… today the GOLOGIC 1,000 sq ft awesome floor plan, photos included…


You remember yesterday I posted this home built by GOLOGIC Homes, it’s gorgeous (to see more photos of the interior click HERE…)

You can also see this home in FINE HOMEBUILDING magazine… Here’s the article!

I like this floor plan… it’s nice and open with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom… how sweet it is!


All images via www.gologic.us (and FineHomeBuilding.comused with permission…
Images are not for construction or reproduction, they are property of the design firm.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Lake Flato Porch Houses… Efficient, architecturally appealing and downright JAW DROPPING!

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I KNOW! GORGEOUS! CONTEMPORARY! ECLECTIC! Whoa, awesome design coupled with energy efficient these architects have come up with a masterpiece! It would be really neat to have the main part of the home with a master bedroom/bathroom, living area, kitchen and powder room and have a separate area for guests or a studio! Imagine this situated where you can watch a sunrise/sunset?! Heaven. On. Earth!

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