Many of our building families long for “life lived rurally”.
More and more families building ISBU homes are building “off the beaten path”, off-grid “Corten Castles”.
ISBUs lend themselves to “Farmhouse” configurations. Take (4) 40′ High Cube ISBUs and pair them off with an offset 8′-16′ apart and then top them with a big modified gable and you have a fabulous two story farmhouse that can’t be beat!
Here’s one that we’re working on now, approximately 1,900 square feet of Corten Coolness! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, heated by wood and powered by photovoltaic panels.
Here’s some of the features;
- Downstairs Master with ensuite bath
- Island Kitchen with full pantry and laundry room
- Great Room Living/Dining/Half Bath
- (2) Upstairs bedrooms with “Hollywood bath”
- Spiral Staircase
- Wood Stove heat
- Photovoltaic Power/Battery Bank
If you sat this home on top of a CMU (Concrete Masonry Units also called “concrete blocks” or “cinderblocks”) basement, you’d have a really nice two story Corten Country House for a family of 6-8 with a big root cellar and extended pantry.
WE think that you’ll call it “HOME SWEET HOME”.
Would you live here? I would. In fact… I just might. 🙂