Affordable buildings are the best way to achieve goals of affordable housing. Built for less than the cost of code-minimum, our research projects have proven the economic advantages of net-zero design and construction.
Designed (and built!) to cost less than $ 150,000, this modified Quonset structure was designed as a prototype for First Nations Housing in Northern Ontario. This building doubles as the welcome centre and common utility building for the Domaine de l’O campground on the Ottawa River, near Pembroke, Ontario.
The OHOME was designed to be easy to ship and build, and is characterized by broad overhangs on all roof edges and clean contemporary styling. Access to an optional green roof is also featured. The green helps with cooling in Summer months – and is ideally suited to temperate climates. Featuring 3 distinct models with 12′ ceilings, the OHOME offers generous, airy living spaces that are well suited for a wide range of climates.