Marc Hyman from Santa Barbara, California contacted me a while back about his new business called Custom Cabins. It is so neat to see more and more builders considering small spaces. Marc shared his ideas with me, so I will let him tell you more about Custom Cabins.
After researching the market for the past 3 years, I have come up with a common sense approach to building small, tight, eco cabins.
In a nut shell, I do what most weekend / amateur / average eco dreamers can’t do for themselves. I deliver a properly framed and built shell of a cabin with a sturdy base, watertight walls and roof, and square walls. I avoid doing interiors in order to deliver a very affordable product. The average guy / gal can go to HomeDepot and buy flooring, shelves, wall coverings in order to complete the cabin themselves or with the help of a good handyman (handyperson).
This allows me to deliver an affordable, highly flexible / adaptable space.
It also allows me to finish very quickly – 3 to 5 days and move on to the next eco-warrior’s project.
Most green homes and green builders offer too many expensive features. The key to going green, lowering your carbon footprint, reclaiming your life is getting rid of all of the unnecessary trimmings.
My eco-shells appear to be a good start on the road to a slimmed down lifestyle.
My goal is to set up offices throughout California, the West and Southwest to market and build these eco cabins.
Tumbleweeds are nice but way too expensive.
I believe I have a viable alternative.
I am starting in my area. I can deliver a 10 x 12 shell for about $7500. The outer walls are plywood covered with Tyvek and then siding , either FSC T&G or cementicious siding.
You can contact:
Marc S. Hyman
California Custom Cabins