Earth Homes and Shelters
An Eco-Dome Interior
Earth Built Sculptors- Arches and Domes
Interior wall of Rumi Dome
CABIN SHELLS BUILT BY
Snowbird Homes and Land specializes in building small cabin shells from 460 to 1380 square feet or less that help a land owner get started with a small vacation home. We build these modular shells off-site and assemble them on-site. Saves in time and money. Start small and add on when you can afford it! A dried in shell can be finished at a later date by the home owner or other contractors. We have ideas that will make building cost more affordable. See the cabin plans below for the "weekend warrior", three models to choose from! You can start small and add on later. Contact James Kozlik 406 220-1563
WEEKEND WARRIOR TO RETIRED LIVING! EXPANDABLE BUILDING...460 SQ FT-1380 SQ. FT.
Snowbird Homes and Land has current stick frame estimates and can obtain sips panel estimates using traditional SIPS panels http://bigskyrcontrol.com/ or more sustainable panels made of compressed straw www.AGRIBOARD.com
START WITH A SHELL AND YOU FINISH THE REST...SAVE THOUSANDS "BUILD AS YOU CAN AFFORD IT"! BUNGALOW STLYE OR LOG CABIN APPEAL!
We have money saving ideas for enjoying your land investment right now!
Weekend Warrior Cabin
Weekend Warrior Cabin
PANELIZED CABIN FEATURES: All featured cabins are shells only. Interior finish can be arranged, ask for estimate.
Exterior walls and gables are finished with traditional lap siding. Stick frame construction. Standard vinyle dual glazed windows installed. Main level height 8 feet.
We offer Structurally Insulated Paneled (SIPS) walls and roof, which are pre assembled insulated panels. Also, we offer Agri Board which is a SIPS panel made of compressed hay. Both are an extra cost, ask for estimate.
Engineered truss roof system (12/12 roof pitch) complete with 5/8 inch sheathing including finished sided gable ends.
Standard Plans meet International Building codes: 135 lbs. Snow load and 90 mph sheer wall rating.
Snowbird Homes and Land Container Homes
The Storage Container – Quick turn key Advantages of Storage Container Homes or Container Houses
As one might expect, cost is a primary consideration and benefit of storage container homes. Typical homes of this type are significantly less expensive than their traditional stick-built, brick and mortar counterparts. The reason is simple: the basic materials required are merely the storage containers themselves, which can cost as little as $1,000 each for containers the size of an average room. Furthermore, homes built from storage containers do not require intricate foundations as do traditional homes. In some cases, they may not require a foundation at all or just a pier block founation.
Owing to the relatively homogenous dimensions of steel containers, storage container homes are also easier and faster to build. In a sense, steel storage container homes are akin to modular homes, that is, each unit is prefabricated and simply assembled together to create a building. However, in this case, the “pieces” are much bigger, making them easier and faster to adjoin. Additionally, steel containers can be transported very quickly with minimal cost or risk of damage.
We are designing a sustainable unit ideal for one to two persons that includes a living unit and an aquaponic garden unit. These units can also be adapted eaasily for a "live roof". Below is a Hopi design currently being deisgned for a client in Montana.
Foundation of earth home or shelter
Bagged adobe lower walls
Earth Shelter - next step exterior stucco
The Rumi Dome Musem