A GOOD BUILDING ... The 5x5 House is a primary or secondary residence for ex-urban or rural sites. A two bedroom version (2450sf) is made for couples without kids, while a three bedroom version (2650sf) works well for small families. Both versions are designed to be eminently livable. This means they are easy to maintain and easy to clean, that they can store all your things, host your guests and manage your daily comings and goings with ease. Scroll on to learn more.
THAT IS EASY TO BUILD ... The 5x5 House is designed to be straightforward to build, without sacrificing some of the nuances that make it sophisticated. The foundation plan and the roofline, for example, (the two most difficult parts construction) are almost completely regular. And in general, a great effort is made to avoid unique conditions that require extra care and which risk delaying a project when the inevitable mistake is made.
WILL DELIVER MAXIMUM VALUE ... The most important thing to keep costs from ballooning is the ability to move quickly. As you will see below, time plays a significant factor in the budget. Not to mention, building projects which drag on tend to erode the patience of all parties, which can be unpleasant. For these reasons, "buildability" is a top priority, on par with "livability." The seamless balance of these two qualities is the quintessence of the 5x5 House's design.
Scroll on to learn more about the 5x5 House, including how you can build one for an all-in cost of ± $300/sf. Building plans can be purchased for $20,000.