Connect 4 Home (1,280 Sq Ft)

8:45 PM

Los Angeles, CA // 1,280 Sq Ft // $537,900

Looking for a getaway that's not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly? Look no further than Connect Homes. With 15 different models to choose from, Connect Homes offer something for every lifestyle, lot, and budget. Today, we're taking a closer look at the Connect 4 model, a stunning 1280 square-foot home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an expansive living area that's perfect for entertaining or family movie nights. The home pictured here was built for a client in Santa Ynez.

One of the key design goals of Connect Homes is to be truly green. That means using green materials and adopting a low-waste construction process, but it also means focusing on energy efficiency. The Connect 4 model is no exception to this, with a range of features that make it both beautiful and eco-friendly.

Let's start with the roofing system. Connect Homes use a "Cool Roof" system with a solar reflectance index of 107, which reflects up to 90% of incident heat. This means your home will stay cooler in the summer, reducing your energy bills and your carbon footprint. The roofing system is also built to R-38 insulation levels, which is above code requirements. This means your home will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, reducing your reliance on heating and cooling systems.

But it's not just the roof that's energy-efficient. The exterior walls are also built to R-21 insulation levels, and the windows and doors use low-E glass with a U factor that blocks most UV light. The light fixtures use energy-conserving LED lamps, and the steel-framed modules are permanently attached to a reinforced concrete system of stem walls and piers.

Another feature of Connect Homes is the crawl space beneath the home. Utilities run through this space, making them easy to access and maintain. This space also helps to regulate the temperature of the home, reducing the need for additional heating and cooling systems.

If the typical foundation system won't work on your site, Connect Homes can design a custom foundation system that meets individual needs. However, it's important to note that perimeter stem walls must be part of the foundation design to accommodate the crawl space and utility access.

Also by Connect Homes is the Connect 1 (460 sq ft), the Connect 2 (640 Sq Ft), and the Connect 3 (960 Sq Ft).

The Connect 4 model is move-in ready, with a design cost of $28,000, production cost of $330,900, installation cost of $116,000, and sales tax of $11,500, for a total estimated cost of $486,400. Site work is estimated to cost an additional $51,500, bringing the total estimated budget to $537,900.

The Connect Home 4 offers a beautiful and environmentally friendly option for a weekend getaway or a full-time residence. With a range of models to choose from and a focus on energy efficiency, Connect Homes is a great choice for anyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing style or comfort.

 Follow us on: Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Minimalist Movement, a blog by Tiny House Town

Images © Connect Homes

You Might Also Like