Simple, small modular and custom homes for the chemically sensitive.
You would need to build a foundation and choose materials for the exterior and interior, provide insulation and wiring and plumbing (if desired). Though you could just leave it as a steel structure. The yurt can be assembled in one day and can be taken down and moved if needed.
The cost of the metal yurt is 10K
Grain Bin Home
The homes are around 10K but there is a big discount for non-profits who are purchasing them.
They are being manufactured for distributors last I checked.
From Out N' About, a company that rents out treehouses, sells plans and parts, this 16' Treezebo Hexagon could be a great non-toxic home.
The plans for the treehouse are $450 and that includes a 3-hour consultation. The metal parts are $2000-2500 and the wood would come to around 5-10k, not including materials for wiring and plumbing.
Arched Cabin kits not not include the foundation, installation, interior, end caps, delivery.
The 12x12 kit is $2400. This is a simple, mostly metal kit that you could thencustomise to be chemical-free on the inside.
They are made of a fiberglass composite material which the company says does not emit an odour. Some sensitive people say fibreglass needs some time to offgas (1-2 years) and others find it ok fairly soon after production.
The domes start at $7,500 for the 14' model in 2017.
I've looked into these in detail so contact me for a consultation if you are interested in how to make these non-toxic and for more details and tips.
Simple Wooden Cabins
These bare bone wooden cabins are made of solid wood. I see some OSB in the subfloor but that could be avoided. Opt for solid wood for the roofing as well. There is no insulation so they would be difficult to live in in extreme temperatures. It does not include roofing shingles and roof prepping, stains, railing, foundation and deck or windows. You do your own wiring, plumbing and systems as well.
It is $6500 CAD for a 14 x 14 foot cabin. They are produced in Canada.
A SIPS House
Nomad has stopped production of the 10 x 10 and only produces the 13x13 now. They have also changed the basic design of the units since I first posted on this.
Amish Built Wooden Home
From Backyard Buildings in Maine, these tiny houses are a good deal. They are custom built. This one pictured is from a member of the EI groups on Facebook and I have her permission to post about it.
The house is made of local wood, non-fiberglass insulation, low VOC adhesives, a woodstove (but you could use electric heat), wired for on grid (but can do off-grid as well), cedar siding, metal roof, and plumbing. They can be moved though they are not on wheels. This one is 400 sq ft and was only 14K!
The houses are 15K and they say they go up in a week.
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