Available as part of Palm Harbor Homes' Eco-Cottages series, the Net Zero Eco Cottage is geared for upscale, green-minded buyers in two distinct markets: the resort property owner and clients looking to build a guest house or in-law suite on their existing property. Resort applications are typically coastal and involve installing the home on stilts. The most common setting is a 55+ active lifestyle environment.
For guest-house/in-law suite applications, the plan can be adapted in numerous ways for accessibility for the physically challenged, or even custom configured as a second office, art studio, or home theater. "More and more municipalities are allowing the use of dwellings like this in the back yard of existing infill neighborhoods without requiring rezoning or, in some cases, permits," says Michael Wnek, senior VP with Palm Harbor Homes. Wnek says the floor plan, while just 399 square feet, is livable on a scale with dwellings several hundred square feet larger, thanks to its efficient space design and dozens of hidden storage elements throughout.
Modular manufacturer: Palm Harbor Homes, Modular product line: Eco-Cottages, Size: 399 sf, Dimensions: 12', 6" wide x 48' deep