cold-weather house plans from The National Affordable Housing Network
I found that The National Affordable Housing Network sells inexpensive plans for four different cold-weather, well-insulated houses. They are designed for use by Habitat for Humanity, so they might appeal to owner-builders who have more time and fewer skills.
We offer two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom houseplans for low-cost housing in cold climates. These plans represent housing performance at its best. Our highly detailed plans include the following resource efficiency features:
* R-40 double wall or structural insulated panel construction for increased insulation levels
* high performance windows and doors
* sealed combustion water and space heating appliances
* balanced, controlled heat recovery ventilation for the whole house to ensure high indoor air quality
Our houseplans are based on detailed field research results from the award- winning Montana Superinsulation Project and on the experience of a critically acclaimed and highly successful series
of house plans for low-cost, high performance homes.
These earlier plans were acclaimed by Ned Nisson who wrote in The Superinsulated Home Book, "Their houseplans are considered the best available."
All of our detailed plans are designed with Habitat for Humanity affiliate partner families and homeowners in mind.
Posted Jan 1, 2011 5:48 PM ET
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