The other day I previewed faberhaus Pavillon, a 376-square foot eco cottage on display at the Montreal Cottage & Country Home Show. Designed and built by Faberca, faberhaus gives folks a self-sufficient living space in the country. In other words, no electrical grid connection is necessary with solar power for the LED lights and propane power for the fridge, hydronic radiant heat, and everything else.
Faberhaus was fabricated in a factory and shipped to the site about 95% completed. The interior has an ethanol fireplace, polished concrete floors (ground level), laminated wood floors (upper level), retractable furnishings, walnut cupboards, concrete counters/sinks, and large windows.
The upper level is spacious enough for two adults and two children, while the furniture on the main level retracts to provide space for up to four more people, according to Faberca.
Pavillon is being offered at a base price of $89,000, which includes furnishings, mechanical systems, solar panels, propane gas supply, and radiant floors, but excludes land costs, taxes, land preparation, foundation, and potable/sewage connections. That works out to about $237 per square foot.
Credits: Eric Massicotte; Faberca (floor plans).