1. Tiny homes
There are plenty of Tiny Home builders already in existence. Most use traditional, inefficient construction methods. Here is how our brand is different:
‘OptiPanels’: Insulated Metal Stud panels: The most significant element in all our designs will be the use of insulated metal panels. These are structurally sound metal stud panels, filled with insulation foam that have minimal thermal bridging from exterior surface to internal surface, making them exceptionally energy efficient. They are super lightweight, which is great for transporting; yet still boast superior wind, or hurricane resistance. They are also very sound proof, easily connect, for air tight joints and corners, with next to no maintenance and extremely fire resistant. They will melt before they catch fire. The amount of time and labor to install these panels is a fraction of what it takes to frame out a traditional stick built lumber home.
Pure Quality: We just will not compromise on top-notch products. The materials that best fit our design will be used, not the cheapest. While producing an affordable product is our aim, we will not reduce our standards just to increase our NET profit as many might do.
Lighting: This is such a huge part of our vision for these homes and their visual appeal. Amazing lighting, both in terms of the fixtures and the light they produce are critical to creating completely unique, stunning works of art.
Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP): Traditional MEP build methods utilize pipes and wires that can be cumbersome and hard to repair. As far as possible we aim to use materials that are easily maintained and do not require advanced technical know-how. We also want to utilize the most energy saving mechanical elements that exists and incorporate SMART home features where possible, for a healthy blend of modern technology and Mother Nature.
Art: While taking into account layout, spacing, energy efficiency and MEP, we are also heavily focused on aesthetic appeal, to create truly unique looking dwelling units, that are in themselves works of art, with inspiration from architects like Frank Lloyd Wright.
We will take these advanced design methods used on the Tiny Home scale and apply them to any larger, or permanent dwellings we design.
2. ADU'S & BEYOND:
Conservation: With permanent structures, not on trailers we will be able to explore more green and off-the-grid elements like solar power, rain water retetention, or sewer systems.
Natural connection: The surrounding area to the home can be taken into consideration, deliberately finding ways to connect with nature and the land istelf. This mostly involves planning for decks, landscaping, trees, plants and the like, as well as pathways, driveways, carports, or garages and how vehicles in particular have access, or restrictions in regards to the overall property layout. Mostly the idea is to make the outdoors enjoyable, beautiful and flow in harmony with the dwelling.
Growth: When land is involved there are some designs we will create that can be expanded upon, so a one-bedroom dwelling unit, can have a second one attached at a later date, which has a second bedroom and bathroom for example. We can create multiple design options, layouts and additions, so a single person, could grow their home in unision, as they also grow into a bigger family, with more space requirements. This gives the owner the flexibility of paying for only what they need, as they go, yet have the room for growth, without having to sell and move.
3. MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITIES:
Ultimate vision: Having tackled permanant structures, eco-friendly solutions and room for growth, with an apprecaition for the dwellings natural surroundings, we can then take it to the next level and build a whole community of homes with these same principles applied, for a ‘tribal’ or ‘village’ effect. This would involve strategic placement of homes around communal spaces, gardens and amenities. On really big areas of land, this can incorporate things as large as swimming pools, club houses, work-share spaces and even commercial units.
Communal: In some master planned communities, there may arise a need for communal amenities such as laundry facilities, kitchens, perhaps even bathrooms. This at least is how ‘Village First’ has layed out their community, whereby the residents have Tiny Homes for living quarters, but the kitchen and bathroom elements are all in communal buildings, alongside gardens and even commercial outlets, like groceries, a mechanics and even a barber.
Commercial: Standalone commercial units, like food trucks would be a good fit for our Tiny Home models. Beyond that, from small to large scale, master planned commercial buisness parks with a less corporate office feel may be called for, spread out with room for communal spaces and gardens just like the residential ones.
Senior Care & 55+: This in particular is a niche market we most definitely intend to explore, designing 55+ communities, or taking it to the next level as indpenedent living, with caregivers on site. It is both a solid community service, while also being a sound investment vehicle. We do not see a fault in it being both.
NonProfit: Our deepest desire is to find ways to make life better for people and therefore we will endeavor to invest in various philanthropic ventures as they arise, be it seniors, homeless, foster care or the like.
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