WHY 888 SQUARE FEET?
We believe that being environmentally-friendly doesn’t just boil down to buzzwords and a LEED certification, but rather that the bottom line involves reducing our energy footprint: the number of square feet we use. This explains our interest in small-sized modern cabins.
We could have specialized in building even smaller dwellings, but most municipalities in Quebec require these types of buildings to be at least 753 ft2 (70 m2) in size. And often, the fixed costs associated with the construction of a new home (artesian well, septic tank, leach field, and other infrastructures) considerably increase the cost per square foot for micro-homes.
An 888 ft2 size seemed just about right… and it’s a good-looking number too!
Our fees include:
Plans prepared by architects and structural engineers, ready to be submitted to the municipality of your choice.
A GCR new home warranty plan.
Bid solicitation and presentation for approval.
Coordination of sub-contractors, suppliers, and other specialized contractors.
Communication with the architect, engineers, city inspectors, and other experts with a right to check on the project.
MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS
High-end construction and finishing
Alumilex doors and windows
Mac Architectural MS-1 black onyx roof with no visible screws
Exterior charred wood cladding, using the Shou Sugi Ban technique
Large 12′ x 16′ terrace with a glass railing
High-end sink and faucets: Wetstyle, Dornbracht, Julien, Duravit, Hansgrohe, Axor Starck
CaesarStone kitchen counter in concrete-finish quartz
Eureka lighting designed in Quebec
Legrand Adorne modern sockets and dimmers
Nest smoke detectors and Wi-Fi thermostats
96″ full height interior doors
Linnea door and storage handles
Ceragrès Trend 24″x 24″ porcelain flooring
Pre-wired CAT6/RG6 network and cable wiring in the living room and main bedroom
Carrier high-performance ducted heat pump interconnected to a Venmar K10 HVR air exchanger
GCR new home warranty plan
Optional: Warmboard radiant floor