The internet is so-deeply involved in our lives that now we can even buy houses from Amazon. The online shopping market has been growing like crazy for the past few years, and while some people still don’t trust the internet to do shopping, others put their bars higher and invest in an actual house and order it online. You don’t have to get involved straight away but there’s no harm in storing some information and option, right?
Timber Frame Kit $39,976.00
Laminated Log House Kit $63,965.00
Laminated Log House $149,591.00
When it comes to pricing, the complete cost of building a kit house usually doubles the catalog price once the house is completely finished and this does not include the price of land. Despite this, building a kit house seems to still be significantly cheaper than a traditional one.
#tf-033 House $49,612.00
Lillevilla Getaway $18,800.00
Another common practice is selling only the plan of the kit house meaning the owner will purchase the materials needed himself.
Sommersby House $8,360.00
Most of the houses in the list are made out of glulam which is a glued laminated timder. Glulam has many advantages compared to other building materials, such as timber or log. As timber is chopped and glued together again, it eliminates defects and knots, making the surface quality very high. Glulam also offers strength that is 50-70% higher than regular timber. It also provides much better thermal insulation and structural stability.
Eagle Point $46,900.00
Ranger House $19,990.00
Of course, the material has its disagvantages as well. One of the main ones being high price, as it takes more effort to produce glulam than just cutting and proccessing timber. The way glulam is made also allows some manufacturers to use lower quality timber. And one of the final disadvantages comes with the aesthetic, as in essence, proccessed wood loses the natural look of wood.
Cliff Home $105,000.00
Avalon House $32,990.00
Cozumel Park $64,900.00
Vermont Cottage $17,259.00
Bella House $16,800.00
Eagle Vista $64,650.00
Richmond Barn $11,495.00
Lovely! This might be a stupid question, but do you have to assemble it yourself, like IKEA furniture? Imagine that!