Document Cost: $450.00 US¹
Estimated Building Cost: $45,600.00 US
Inspired by a mobile prefab cabin design I saw recently, I started thinking about how to design a sustainable container cabin that is affordable, off grid and encourages a more active lifestyle.
The x | cabin is a simple shelter, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, with all the functional requirements of a modern home (living, dining, kitchen, bathing, sleeping) but fit into two containers joined by a open breezeway/patio space. And the beauty of this design is it’s made to be completely factory fabricated, put onto a truck and delivered to site ready to go. The foundation pilings can be pre-poured on site, or the units can sit on prefab foundation blocks like these.
Electricity is supplied by a total of three solar pv panels. Two atop the main sleeping container and one atop the living container. Rain water is collected and stored in a single above ground container that is fed into a solar water heater. Heating is provided via wood burning stove while cooling is supplied either via cross ventilation or thru-wall a/c in each unit. Insulated windows and rigid foam insulation in walls, floor and ceiling round out the performance items on the x-cabin.
So, if you’ve got a piece of land you just don’t know what to do with, contact us and we can help you build that vacation cabin you’ve always dreamed about.
¹ – Document cost includes floor plans, reflected ceiling plan, elevations of each principle facade, (1) section and, if necessary, site plan based on site information provided by client. Additional services, documents and consultant coordination may be necessary in your jurisdiction and will be an additional cost. Please contact us with any questions.