ABOUT THE HOMES

Before launching Zip Kit Homes, we spent over a decade building a lot of different homes – over 500 homes and multi-family projects. We’ve tried all different types of building construction: standard site-built homes, panelized homes, modular homes, etc. We recently launched Zip Kit Homes to offer precision-built, sustainable small homes built entirely in our small factory and shipped anywhere in North America.

We also offer many site-built floor plans that are both energy efficient and efficient to build. We are in the process of setting up partnerships with local builders and suppliers so that we can offer complete, turn-key homes anywhere in North America. However, as this is still in process we only offer the floor plans at the moment.

With both the prefab modular units and the site built homes, we aim to keep the homes affordable while still offering high quality, modern materials and finishes. Our homes work great for affordable housing solution in areas where it is expensive and difficult to build such as urban infill lots, ski towns, Indian reservations and remote cabin and desert locations.

Our prefab units can also be stacked side by side or even on top of each other to form affordable, yet modern and cool multi-family projects or vacation rentals. This is an excellent investment in a hard asset that won’t simply vanish with the stock market on a bad day.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

The Prefab Modular Unit

The homes arrives with both the exterior and interior completely finished. It comes with all finishes including cabinets, countertops, appliances, hardware, etc. If you are purchasing a 2-module home there are some finishing touches that need to be completed on the final building site where the two modules connect together.

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITY (If you will place the unit on a permanent foundation):

  1. Building Permit – We will provide you with all the information you need to get the building permit from the local municipality.

  2. Site grading and excavation – Before the foundation is installed you will most likely need to have some grading and excavation work done to prepare the ground for the foundation.

  3. Foundation – There are different options for the foundation including spot footings, piers and a complete concrete foundation. Once you have chosen a foundation option then we will provide you with engineered foundation plans so that you can get a building permit and find a local foundation contractor to complete the foundation before the home arrives.

  4. Utility lines and connections – water, sewer, electricity, data, etc. We will provide all the information you need to contact the local utility companies and find a local sub-contractor to make connections, etc.

BENEFITS OF PREFAB CONSTRUCTION

VarioAccording to the National Association of Homebuilders,There are tremendous benefits to building parts of the home in a controlled facility, materials are protected from the weather and used in a more efficient manner.

HIGHER QUALITY. A pre-fab home is built to a higher degree of accuracy than site built homes. They are more accurately built and more energy efficient. In addition, because factory built homes are built to withstand shipping and are often stronger thn site built homes.

FASTER. Prefab modular homes are delivered and completed onsite much faster than stick-built homes. The entire home is usually completed in 30 days or less.

ENERGY EFFICIENT. Your home is built with more exact tolerances reducing air infiltration, which accounts for up to 20% of the heating and cooling cost of a home.

LOWER COST. Our construction method reduces waste and expensive on-site labor. We pass these savings on to you.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Sustainable Features

Less Waste. Our homes generate about 80% less waste than standard site built homes. A factory setting allows us to use construction materials in a more efficient manner. In addition, waste and poor workmanship caused by weather is eliminated.

Less Energy Use. Because we focus on extreme energy efficiency, your home will require much less energy and natural resources to maintain and enjoy.

Green Building Materials. We incorporate sustainable building products throughout the entire construction process from the framing to the final finishes.

Right Sized. Our homes are not big, boxy or wasteful. We strive to use every square foot of space in an efficient manner. A small home is not only smarter, less expensive and simpler, it’s better for the environment.