Clean Tech Tiny House in San Jose

New Avenue Homes, builder of a popular NZE tiny house in Berkeley, has a new Clean Tech Exhibit home on display in San Jose.  The home has a living room, kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, storage, and all sorts of green technology and sustainable materials.  New Avenue prefabricated the structure and estimates that a home of this size costs about $70,000 to build and permit, not including upgrades or special circumstances.

New Avenue specializes in backyard cottages, ADUs, and second units.  The company has twelve projects underway and keeps this showcase open every Saturday from 9am – 12pm across the street from the City Hall of San Jose.

The green home has a Miele appliance package, Moen kitchen fixtures, Rohl bathroom fixtures, Velux skylights and sun tunnels, Jeldwen windows and doors, a Sanyo mini-split, a Panasonic ERV, Bonded Logic insulation, IceStone counters, Fireclay recycled glass tile, Trex decking, Mythic non-toxic paints, LED lights, and James Hardie siding.

New Avenue sells construction plans for the home for $399.00, but the company will also take a client through the full process from design, through zoning and permitting, and ending with the build.

The San Jose Green Vision Clean Energy Clean Energy Showcase is open for tours, which can be scheduled through this page.

Credits: New Avenue Homes.

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  • Matyastik

    What is that waaay cool looking tower beside the New Avenue home? It looks like a wind turbine, solor collector, outdoor light sculpture! JILL

  • Fultojd

    Could some one explain why this cost 70,000.  Seems very expensive.

  • Steve Bez

    Sharp looking interiors. Sounds like they use quality materials, that could be part of it Fultojd.

  • Benjamin Freeman

    I agree 70K is a bit high per sq ft even with higher quality finishes. But I’d swap out a few minor touches and add a little extra height to bedroom for more sleeping space, and light.

  • Kenny

    I could see 35 grand.You could buy a new 700 sq ft manufactured 2 bed room home for about 70 grand. A really good one. 

  • Susan Wengerski Meier

    $70,000 may be expensive, but it looks like they’re using high end materials. I would spend the money for the high end materials, others may not be able to afford it, but I’m thinking that would all be negotiable. Bottom line for me, the end result will still be a smaller foot print…..

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