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Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Sage Homes

                                                                      Backyard Quadra

  New Sage Homes was created in response to the demand for alternative designs of our ultra efficient octagonal buildings. We design and develop high performance backyard spaces and compact model homes. Featured above is the new Backyard Quadra. This small building is big inside for 119 sq. ft. and is manufactured using polyurethane SIPs panels. Like the Solargons they assemble quickly and feature the same cam lock technology and ultra efficient performance. We provide the external envelope or shell of the building and you or your contractor finish the building out. Assembly time for the exterior envelope shell kit is generally under one day. 

 Finishing the inside and out with locally supplied materials saves on shipping and the panel to panel cam lock system reduces your project timeline for additional savings. 

With 12' of overhead space there is plenty of room for a loft. An operable skylight allows good light and ventilation. This model serves as an art studio and occasional guest room for visitors. Body heat plays a role in heating these extremely efficient buildings. 

The owner had a custom hardwood ladder built which also supports the loft. The Backyard Series buildings work well for emergency housing and this very model served to house the owners daughter who was displaced during the Colorado floods of 2013. 

Backyard Diamond

The Backyard Diamond is also 119 sq. ft. The owner of this model finished the building out with a loft, kitchenette, big screen surround sound system and bathroom with a shower. He has saved 12,000 dollars in the past two years over the condo he rented prior to building his Backyard Diamond.

Seasonal window brows were constructed from 2 x 2's and shade cloth to assist in cooling the building in the summer. In the fall the brows are removed for the winter as the building then benefits from passive solar gain. 

The loft ladder hangs out of the way for daytime activities.

Whatever your needs - from an office space to guest room consider New Sage Homes.
 Backyard models are lean on energy consumption and perform well for any off grid application. The models shown are only examples of the endless possibilities and ways our buildings can be finished out.
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