Step 1: Choose your home
By submitting a preorder form where you’ll answer some questions about your preferences and desires for your Collective Home, you’ll start to build a budget based on the costs of a prefabricated structural, insulated, airtight building envelope delivered and installed by Collective Carpentry to your site, as well as the additional professional costs and site work you might expect to see given the choices you have made about the features of your home.
While the cost estimations we provide aren’t perfect, they are intended to help you assess a range of costs to expect, while providing some guidance for some of the most important items to consider in constructing a high performance home. We believe that the best part of building a custom home is becoming involved in the process, while at the same finding a way to limit time spent pouring over a paradox of too much choice. You can do all of this budgeting work by yourself with the budgeting tool we provide, and it can also be helpful as you approach general contractors and talk about how you may have to adjust expectations based on what’s available locally. You’re welcome to contact us with any questions as you build your design and budget.