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I'm reviewing several home plans and am wanting to know which ones would be the most economical to build in general(the home will be in Colorado).

From healthyhomeplans.com:

1. Prarie Ingenuity SS-567
2. Minnesota SS-105
3. L’Eaubelle MM-216
4. A River Runs Below It SS-517 (need to add a 2-car garage)

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
 
Posts: 4 | Registered: 24 September 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Because of their shape (not a lot of bumped out parts on the footprint), Prairie Ingenuity would be the most economical, followed by A River Runs Below It.

I hope this is helpful. Thanks.
 
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Thanks for the feedback. That helps a lot! Where would plan SS-174 Not So Big fit in this list?
 
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Very expensive. To do it per the plans, and to finish it as seen in books 1 and 2, requires some serious money, and a very serious builder.
 
Posts: 22 | Location: Lake Placid, NY | Registered: 14 July 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks Gene, do you have any experience with #1, and 4 in my list? I'm trying to narrow a plan down and don't mind a simpler house shape to reduce construction costs as much as possible, while keeping the overall quality high.
 
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You might be interested in the plans for the Not So Big Showhouse 2006, which will be available next year, probably by March. Go to www.notsobigshowhouse.com to read more about it.

Thanks.
 
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Originally posted by notsobig:
You might be interested in the plans for the Not So Big Showhouse 2006, which will be available next year, probably by March. Go to www.notsobigshowhouse.com to read more about it.

Thanks.


Hi...could we get an update on what's happening with the 2006 Showhouse? thanks
 
Posts: 3 | Location: Washington, DC | Registered: 02 July 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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There will unfortunately not be a 2006 showhouse, though we plan to make the plans available at some point in the future. I don't have a date for you on that.

Thanks.

Marie
 
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Marie, have you posted the 2006 Showhouse plans on any site? If not - will you?

Would like to see the layout, front and rear drawings.

THX
 
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As it turns out, the plans will not be available until the house is built, which won't be until next year sometime, unfortunately. We are currently looking into different options and will be sure to let you know when we have something for you.

Thanks!

Marie
 
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Hello,
I realize this is an older thread, but we are looking to build "Prairie Ingenuity". Anybody out there who has built the same? Looking for other views besides what is published in the book. thank you
alex
 
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