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The Eagle Microhome: is a 350 sq. ft., two floors with a 50 sq. ft. deck on top. The main floor is 10′ x 20′, with a 5’x5′ bathroom (shower, toilet, sink) and two cabinets and small window, living area has french doors leading out to a deck, a living room area with bench seat, and a kitchen area with a bartable, bar stools, kitchen counter with sink, cabinets above and under counter bar fridge. It has built in storage behind the front door and has a narrow staircase with storage underneath leading to the upstairs bedroom, a 10′ x 15′ area with a corner chair and table and deep cabinets for storage.
It is tiny, yet there is quite a bit of storage space provided. It would be suitable for a Laneway home, a vacation cottage, a rental suite or a backyard office or studio. It is made in Aldergrove B.C. by John Murchie of MurchTech Consulting Corp. He made his first tiny house 30 years ago in Vancouver – using composite steel technology that he has patented. The CST is modular and uses no wood in the main structure. it’s half the weight of wood and almost half the price. This model is $48,500 for just about everything (except the movable furniture) and is made at the warehouse and shipped via flatbed truck to location. The modular homes are built and delivered by flatbed truck to local locations.
CST (Composite Steel Technology) is used for prefabricated panels, providing amazing strength and durability. The first globally patented steel composite profiled wall. The CST method is fast, inexpensive, is global thermal and saves billions in fossil fuel. It has long-term results and long-lasting global benefits to mankind. Because of its lightweight, but steel strength, it can be used to create a multitude of buildings; ranging from low-rise self sustained units to high-rise steel constructed towers.
Modular buildings and modular homes are sectional prefabricated buildings, or houses, that consist of multiple sections called modules. "Modular" is a method of construction differing from other methods (e.g. "stick-built" and other methods such as off-site construction). The modules are six sided boxes constructed in an exterior (sometimes, remote) facility, then delivered to their intended site of use. Using a crane, the modules are set onto the building's foundation and joined together to make a single building. The modules can be placed side-by-side, end-to-end, or stacked, allowing a wide variety of configurations and styles in the building layout.
Modular buildings, also called prefabricated buildings, differ from mobile homes, which are also called manufactured homes, in two ways. First, modular homes do not have axles or a frame, meaning that they are typically transported to their site by means of flat-bed trucks. Secondly, modular buildings must conform to all local building codes for their proposed use, while mobile homes, made in the United States, are required to conform to federal codes governed by HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). There are some residential modular buildings that are built on a steel frame (referred to as on-frame modular) that do meet local building codes and are considered modular homes, rather than mobile homes.
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