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Plan #556-1

Key Specs


  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

  • 672 sq ft

Plan Description

The Desert Shelters was designed with hot dry climates in mind. A slab on grade foundation and stucco siding is standard with this shelter design package. Additional siding options are available for this design and include fiber cement panels or corten steel siding. Exterior walls are constructed from 2x6 studs with spray foam cavity insulation, providing superior thermal resistance to the elements. The roof construction consists of exposed beam and decking with six inches of rigid foam board insulation and a white rubber roofing finish. Rubber roofing was chosen for its durability and affordability. Because of the low slope of the roof, the roofing finish will not be visible from the ground and is ideal for mounting solar panels. plans also include a solar PV system design, rainwater harvesting system design and a full material list.

This.house plan also includes a solar PV system design, rainwater harvesting system design and a full material list.

Floor Plans

Main Floor Plan

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Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Garage Stalls : 0
Baths : 1
Stories : 1
Bedrooms : 1

Dimension

Depth : 16'
Width : 41'

Area

Total Sq Ft : 672 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 672 sq ft

Ceiling

Ceiling Details :

Roof

Roof Framing :
Roof Load :
Roof Type :

Exterior Wall Framing

Insulation :
Framing : 2x6
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Economical To Build

Energy Efficient Features

Energy Efficient Design

What's included in this plan set

All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :

  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.

Pricing

Plan Set Price

PDF Set
$1250.00
5 Copy Set
$1450.00

Foundation Price

Crawlspace
+$0.00
Slab
+$0.00

Additional copies can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days after your original purchase date.

Meet the Designer - Off Grid Shelters LLC

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"A love for the outdoors, disdain for the rat race, and the desire for more independence are just a few reasons more and more Americans are choosing to move off the grid. My designs are tailored to the off-grid lifestyle and integrate system planning for energy, water and waste system solutions. These features add unique value to rural customers with limited or no access to public utilities."

Shelter is a human necessity. Providing shelter for a growing population in a world with scarce resources demands affordable solutions for individuals and families. Off Grid Shelters LLC designs shelter solution packages for recreational use, permanent residence, disaster response eco-resorts and survival shelters. For projects with limited or no access to public utilities, we also offer off-grid energy, water and waste system planning. All of our plans include detailed construction drawings, a site-specific solar PV system design in addition to a site-specific rainwater harvesting system design.

Important Information

All sales on house plans and customization/modifications are final. No refunds or exchanges can be given once your order has started the fulfillment process.

All house plans from Houseplans are designed to conform to the local codes when and where the original house was constructed.

In addition to the house plans you order, you may also need a site plan that shows where the house is going to be located on the property. You might also need beams sized to accommodate roof loads specific to your region. Your home builder can usually help you with this. You may also need a septic design unless your lot is served by a sanitary sewer system. Many areas now have area-specific energy codes that also have to be followed. This normally involves filling out a simple form providing documentation that your house plans are in compliance.

To find out what documents you should expect with your house plans, see what's included?

In some regions, there is a second step you will need to take to insure your house plans are in compliance with local codes. Some areas of North America have very strict engineering requirements. Examples of this would be, but not limited to, earthquake-prone areas of California and the Pacific Coast, hurricane risk areas of the Florida, Gulf & Carolina Coasts. New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and parts of Illinois require review by a local professional as well. If you are building in these areas, it is most likely you will need to hire a state licensed structural engineer to analyze the design and provide additional drawings and calculations required by your building department. If you aren’t sure, building departments typically have a handout they will give you listing all of the items they require to submit for and obtain a building permit.

Additionally, stock plans do not have a professional stamp attached. If your building department requires one, they will only accept a stamp from a professional licensed in the state where you plan to build. In this case, you will need to take your house plans to a local engineer or architect for review and stamping. In addition, plans which are used to construct homes in Nevada are required to be drawn by a licensed Nevada architect.

Best Price Guaranteed

Plan Price $1250.00

what's included?

Plan Type

5 printed plan sets and a license to build a single home.

8 copies of the basic package, a single build license and a Cost to Build Report.

For use by design professionals to make substantial changes to your house plan.

For making minor changes to your house plans. This is a set of drawings printed on Vellum or Bond, that comes with a copyright release.

Recommended PDF sets are best for fast, electronic delivery and inexpensive, local printing.

One printed set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set.

PDF sets are best for fast, electronic delivery. Not for construction.

Foundation Type

or call to order: 1-800-913-2350

How much will this cost to build?

This plan can be modified!

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