How much does the house cost? What is the total cost figure for Trio 100 or another model?
There really can’t be one answer for the total cost of a finished building. In our Budgeting Guide, we dig deep into this topic and we provide a reliable method and a tool to answer this question for your specific project.
In short, there several factors that play on the price and different factors to consider.
we ship worldwide and shipping costs depend on location
extent and cost of groundworks depend on the soil on your location
the type of foundation you can use depends on the conditions of your ground
the price depends on the level of customization
the price depends on your preferences on interior decoration and the materials you choose
As a rule of thumb, the final cost of the houses we have shipped so far been between €1200 to €1500 per square meter ($120 to $150 per square feet).
So a 100 square meter house or (1000 square foot) should be budgeted at about €120,000 to $150,000. That’s roughly $130,000 to $165,000.
Yes, we can alter floor plans. The only load-bearing element in an A-frame house is the A-frame itself. It doesn't need additional support or any load-bearing interior walls, so we can play around with the floor plans quite a lot.
It is also possible to make changes to any of our model’s interior design. If you want a balcony looking down into the living room, we can do that for you. We can add decks, door mirrors, balconies skylights, and other design elements as well.
We prefer to use natural ventilation (skylights, window ventilation strips, etc.). In some building regulation, mechanic ventilation is mandatory therefore it is recommended that you check which is the ventilation option you should go for (we cover this in the 100 Questions Guide).
We get a lot of comments asking for more walk-through videos on our finished houses. We understand that photos don't always help put the actual size into perspective, so we are definitely planning to roll out video walk-throughs of each model soon.
Right now we have walk-through videos for four models:
In short, several US states have very strict building regulations that require the use of stronger wood material + steel hardware. These components increase the overall cost of materials in the kit.
Also, still due to the more strict regulations, the step between the frames of the structure is about half compared to the EU version... which results in about twice the material for the framing of the structure. 1250mm for the EU version compared to 600 mm for The US version.
We sell worldwide and each Country has different regulations for technical installations, therefore we focus on supplying the structural part of the house and all the special parts have to be sourced locally.
Here is a list of the parts you will have to source locally:
Yes, you can. Indrek (Avrame CEO) has been living off the grid for already four years and he obviously has a job.
To live off-grid successfully you need to prioritize your energy needs and cut everything superfluous. Living off-grid will make your life easier and will less financial burdens. It will grant you more time to enjoy the things you really like to do.
Our payment terms are straight forward. 50% pre-payment when signing a contract and the other 50% on the 6th week of production. Production takes 8-12 weeks. Later deposit might cause delay in delivery.