Cute Green Home.
Cute Green Home is
the innovator and provider of the only complete green home kit,
based on SIP, the Cute Green Home.
Cute Green Home kits are a green
building system, which is energy efficient,
and a cost competitive small
energy efficient green home kits available on the
What is a
Cute Green Home?
A Cute Green
Home, "CGH" is a small green kit home
sold in 8' wide by 17' 1" long units,
platforms, each giving 136.67 square feet of living
Each CGH unit is designed to be easily
allow easy expansion upgrades.
Various models using
the 17' x 8' basic platform footprint are offered.
Expanded platform widths of 10' are also available.
Custom CGH models and kits are also available.
Why choose a
Cute Green Home?
CGH = energy efficient, quick
and easy to build.
If you need a quick build of an energy efficient, low
cost, custom home, without the stigma of a manufactured
home, turn-key, in 2 months or less, the CGH is the
answer. Each section of the CGH is designed to be placed
on a permanent foundation. Engineering for the specific
site (i.e. wind shear, seismic, soil loading) should be
done and the home should be permitted, as necessary,
through the building department.
Several models of the CGH are available in the
page. The design is done so that each section can be
ordered as a kit home, then built at the site onto a
permanent foundation. The CGH has a 6-1/2" SIP floor, and 6-1/2"
SIP wall system. The roof system is a flat 8-1/4" SIP, with
a stick framed rafter over it, to get the pitch. Easy to understand complete construction drawings for each
CGH are supplied. Each CGH will be engineered, with construction drawings that can be submitted to the building
department, so the home can be permitted.
The truss rafter pitched roof system is open to allow for
electric, PEX, and HVAC. The CGH units need to be placed on a
raised foundation for septic and PEX water runs. There will
need to be correspondence with the building department
to get them to understand how the house kit will be
delivered, and how inspections can be done. The SIP
process is an accepted building material, and the CGH is
considered a standard
Each CGH design is done with future expansion
possibilities taken into account. All doors,
windows, sliders, sidings, trims, and even deck portions are planned to be
re-used in each expansion phase. Pricing for
CGH will vary, depending on location and options chosen.
At present the CGH-F, an 820 square foot, 3 bedroom Cute
Green Home, can be offered for
around $ 70,000.
By utilizing our
System we provide the most
maintenance free, energy
efficient building systems on the market today with
up-to-date alternative energy systems in solar, wind
and other power systems. CGH offerings in the
future will be with solar systems.
If the CGH is not quite what you are looking for, but
you want to stay green, Green
Sense Builder offers a variety of individual
from design conception
to complete SIP Home Packages. We
pride ourselves in the fact that our clients are completely
satisfied with our personalized service and commitment
to excellence. Every one of our homes qualifies to go through the
Star Program and can be rated upon completion
for the Energy Star "Seal
The CGH and our
SIP Systems do not require highly skilled tradespeople
to erect it.
The CGH and SIP system allows the contractor
or owner builder to complete the project in
time than a conventional stick-frame building system.
IN SUMMARY THE CGH OFFERS:
easy to build green home kit,
with options providing the purchaser everything they want to finish
the complete project.
· The design approach for
the CGH is as a basic building module, called a platform, eight foot in width
and seventeen feet in length.
17 foot by 8 foot building module footprint is
used for all portions of the home, providing a repetitive
· Each home is designed so
other building modules can be added to it when future
expansion is needed.
· Present designs
from 137 sq ft, up to 820 sq ft. The 820 sq ft CGH-3
has 3 bedrooms, a full bath, a full kitchen and a great
· American Made -
as many North
American products are used in the CGH
A totally green home kit with Structural Insulated Panel “SIP”
floor, walls, and roof.
SIP walls are R25, SIP
floor is R25, and SIP roof is R33
building components of the CGH are pre-cut in the factory
and ready for field assembly
There is very little on-site waste generated in the building
Windows provided with the CGH kit are Sierra Pacific, a
certified green window provider
with Douglas Fir stain
grade wood interior from their sustainable forest
Each CGH is designed to use a
Biolet composting toilet
(although standard systems can
A 2,000 watt solar system is
available for each CGH
(as an option)
Energy efficient hydronic electric wall base
heaters are used
energy efficient air conditioning system is designed to be
placed in the CGH roof rafter system
All water lines on the CGH are PEX, with all lead free
gray water system is designed for the shower and sink waste
A ten year warranty on all items
sold is provided with the CGH kit
(an optional 20
year warranty can be purchased)
The CGH will be sold through franchise owners that are
trained in all aspects of the CGH installation and support.
Franchise owners will provide sales, installation, and
warranty support for all CGH in their area.
and Manufacturing Center for Cute Green Home
12661 Idlewild Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95949
information on the Custom Green Building Design of Single
Family Residences utilizing SIP.