Seed Home v2 Industry Standards

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Prior Work

Costs

  • Median existing home price is $295k [2]
  • Median new homes are $85k higher [3]

Benchmarking

  1. $160k, 256 sf - [4]
  2. New homes are more expensive, up to 20% - [5]
  3. house construction cost is 1/2 house cost -[6]
  4. Cost to Build a House [7]
  5. Zip Kit Homes - $130/sf construction cost - [8] . They lay out steps to building permit. Good FAQ. Drywall,
  6. $55/sf from Poland - 250 sf basic for $13k - [9]. Can be disassembled. No foundation needed. Modular.
  7. Steve links - [10]
  8. $50k tiny house - [11]
  9. $23k tiny house - [12]
  10. $53k tiny house - [13]
  11. $65k tiny house - [14]
  12. Node.eco - $150k for 400 sf? [15]
  13. Pop-Up House - 1900-2400 euros / sq.m turnkey (US$209-264/sf) or 1200/1400 euros sq.m without interior finishing [16]

Open Source Projects

  1. Wikihouse - 1100-1600 pounds/sq m - [17] - $1466 USD / sq m - $136/sf.
  2. Vivihouse - [18]. Prototype, no product yet.

It would be interesting to engage the other projects in a collaborative process:

  1. Open Source balers for bale panels. How to process the straw to make it long-lasting? Is this a solved issue or an issue that creates limited applicability only to dry areas?
  2. 3D printed Wikihouse panels with 0 waste - engage Alastair on this, see if they are interested in polyethylene, polypropylene, or PVC.

Custom Home Builders

  • $190-$270/sf, land and utility hookup not included - [19]

Links