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Off Grid Modern Prefab House Enters Its TENTH Year of Prefab House Kits And Construction

You can tell spring nears, not by the groundhog's shadow, but by how my email suddenly explodes with people asking for quotes of our prefab house kits.

For ten years I have been writing about our own modern prefab house kit construction! Yes, it was ten years ago that I was waiting for the weather to warm up so we could pour the foundation of our own modern prefab house! 

This fall, ten years ago, our structural insulated panels arrived on a flat bed truck... 
The SIP arrive! November 2008.
Day 3
Day 4
Day 7
This fall, TEN years ago, our contractor (with an Amish crew) assembled the SIP, added cladding, windows, doors, plumbing, electric, built the interior walls...

And then for over TEN years we have been, weekend by weekend, sloooooowly finishing things, building a farm, and enjoying life in our off grid prefab house.
We can now attest that the standard package SIP perform fantastically in average conditions, and impressively even in extreme weather.  
Here we are snowed in, -2 degrees, totally happy and warm!

Of course, if you live in an area where you regularly get daily 0 and negative temperatures, or 100 and more above, then you would want to consider thicker panels. 
But DANG! Off grid has been fine with just that tiny cook stove's firebox! 
Firebox is the length of my arm,
width of my hand,
and heats the entire prefab house!
Each winter, each polar vortex, each dire plummeting weather condition... the standard SIP prefab house kit package has outperformed any of our other friends' new construction homes!

So yes, ten years down the road, I can still enthusiastically say how much I love using SIP as a proven quality, energy efficient, affordable solution for optimal performance home construction.

Our off grid life is good, and easy, even with minimal panels.

With winter ebbing and ten years of proven off-grid prefab house kit performance under my belt, as we ease into the "easy seasons" I might step off this blog a bit more. 
(I can ramble away.)

In fact, I can not only ramble, I can SING and ramble at the same time like we did in the city this weekend at HamilTUNES. If you like Hamilton, but citizens doing a sing-a-long (including women with babies and men in kilts!), I would definitely go.

In the meantime, I'll be relaxing, cozy, and quiet in my off grid modern prefab house.
Here's some pictures from the week.
Another morning where we wake to 68
even with no heat (note the system says off) overnight
yet outside it is in the 20s.

One last tussle before bedtime.
Have a good week. xo

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At 2/23/18, 3:54 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Goldsmith George said...

Hello do you have the phone number to the prefab company you used? I’m having trouble finding any companies that design/deliver prefab off the grid homes to Texas that are still in business.

At 2/23/18, 5:47 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

Hi Elizabeth! If you go to and fill out the contact form I can send you all the general information as soon as I get back in the office! I am traveling and not checking email regularly for the next week.


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