Scenic Eco Prefab Complete in Utah

Today Stillwater Dwellings announced the completion of another green prefab, which is located in Southern Utah near Capitol Reef National Park.  It’s a beautiful home that’s constructed to the same building codes as a typical home, but it’s not typical.  In fact, this is an impressive case study of some of the benefits of off-site construction — construction in a controlled environment, preservation of the site by avoiding on-site construction, and use of prefabrication to overcome labor, costs, and site challenges.

One of the homeowners described the prefab process, “We knew we didn’t want to stick build due to the rural and remote location and time required to be on-site to oversee the building. We dedicated a few hours a week to speak with Stillwater, met just a few times, and then the home was delivered. We loved how fast the process was – and easy!

Stillwater Dwellings first sited and oriented the sd111 design to protect the native landscaping and maximize views.  Stillwater interacted with the owners by Skype and exchanged samples to meet their needs in terms of windows, layout, and design elements.  After the home was about 96% complete, the owners visited the factory to accept the home.  Then, Stillwater delivered it.

Perhaps most impressively, one day after delivery, Stillwater Dwellings secured the occupancy permit, and the owners moved in two days after that.

As you can tell in the attached images, this one-bedroom, one-bath home has the signature soaring butterfly roofline that we’ve come to expect from Stillwater Dwellings.  This is a feature with some impact: it shades a portion of the outdoor deck space and provides passive cooling benefits.

Other green aspects include the natural wood carpet, eco-friendly birch hardwoods, Marmoleum floors, low-VOC paints, a dual-flush toilet, super-insulated walls and roof, recycled-content slab countertops, a clean-burning wood stove, efficient windows with argon and low-e film, HardiPanel and batten siding, and a standing-seam cool roof.

Credits: Stillwater Dwellings.


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  • Art

    If you feel you really must plant a crude modernist shoebox in open desert on the edge of a National Park – and have a couple hundred thousand dollars to spare – this is one way to do it.

  • Ghatmake

    Isn’t this a Clayton iHouse?  Sure looks like it, inside and out!

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