Calina takes its inspiration from Passive House energy and comfort design principles which ultimately lend themselves very well to a bright, sunny, southern-facing home. Enjoy the open concept kitchen and living area while the three bedrooms lie to the cozy northern side. A generous entry and utility area can be configured for your needs, while the middle bedroom can easily be converted into an office. An outdoor fireplace features in each of our style options, so that you don’t have to make the tradeoff between a warm cozy fire and an energy-efficient home that is comfortable year-round by nature of its design.
Choose between three architectural styles with three corresponding floorplans. The Traditional features a gable roof and an exposed glulam roof beam supporting the roof structure, while the Modern design features a low sloped roof with clean interior lines. The Mountain design increases the roof inclination for higher snow loads and an optional interior loft space, while adding clerestory windows above the south-facing glazing. All feature an outdoor fireplace, as indoor fireplaces in high performance homes cause air quality and overheating issues – they’re that energy efficient! – and a dedicated fresh air heat recovery ventilation system.
Layout & Orientation
Collective Homes are designed for southern orientation. Standard layouts are offered for each architectural style.
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Foundations and Basements
Our standard foundation design uses an ICF foundation system with a vented crawlspace and a site-built main level floor. Options for slab on grade, basement, or other site-specific designs are possible.
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Whether you need a screened-in porch, a detached garage, or improvements for accessibility, we can help you find the best way to include these into the standard designs.
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Building performance is as much as about comfort, durability, and air quality as it is about energy efficiency and material choices.
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Collective Homes include the base home design, the structural & insulated building envelope package, windows and doors, the delivery and installation of your building shell, and a number of other tools to help.
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What’s not included
Additional design costs, equipment, finishes, and other costs aren’t included.
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Our 10-step process will get you from conception to move-in as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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Our Collective Home packages are priced to include base costs, while a total build cost is estimated for you in our Preordering process. After receiving your preorder, a budgeting tool is provided to help you estimate and keep an eye on the rest of the costs for your build, including additional design services; site and foundation costs; plumbing, electrical, and mechanical services; and finishes, appliances, and landscaping.
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