Green Steal of the Week: Dwell Home Plan Available at Gilt Groupe!

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My husband and I have dreams of building a beautiful, green prefab home, complete with a modern aesthetic that would make it stand out from the traditional homes you can find in Georgia. And while we’re in no position to act on that dream just yet, today is one of those days when I really wish that we were.

This week, you can purchase the Dwell Home Finisterre 1115 Architectural Home Plan at Gilt Groupe. But what makes it an incredible deal is that it’s listed for 50% off the normal rate: $12,500 as opposed to $25,000. Obviously, that’s more than a drop in the bucket to most people, but if you’re in the market for a home plan, this is a great opportunity to save. With purchase, you’d also receive architectural services by Turkel Designs to customize the plan to fit your needs.

The number 1115 actually represents the square footage of the home, split over two levels. The first floor includes a kitchen, half bathroom, dining area, living room and deck, with two bedrooms, one bathroom and a roof deck on the second floor. It is a contemporary home that I can easily imagine as a first home for a small family. Because of the small footprint, it looks like it wouldn’t require much land.

According to the description at Gilt, the home will have “sustainable design elements.” They don’t go into a lot of detail about what those elements are, but if you’re interested, you could always get a list of materials and components from Turkel Designs. Traditionally, the Dwell Homes have always had significant sustainable elements. The home may be manufactured or site-built. Manufactured homes, as a general rule, have smaller carbon footprints than site-built ones.

Price: $12,500

How to Buy:

If you’re not already a member of Gilt Groupe, you’ll have to sign up. Once you’ve registered and signed in, mouse over “Home” in the top navigation menu, then click “Dwell Home Finisterre 1115 Architectural Home Plan and Services by Turkel Designs.”

(aff): If you sign up for Gilt Group via my invitation link, I will receive a $25 site credit if you make a purchase.

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5 comments… add one

  • Joseph December 21, 2010, 3:25 pm

    The space is magnificent: I love how it’s so open and natural light can easily fill the home!

    • jennae December 22, 2010, 10:14 am

      Joseph, I know what you mean! That is easily my favorite feature of this plan. I am still drooling over the bank of skylights on the upper level. It definitely beats the dark rooms in our apartment, which has very few windows (except for the sunroom).

  • Jill Vaughn @ TerraSavvy December 22, 2010, 9:44 am

    Love Dwell, the house design, Gilt and your site!!!

    • jennae December 22, 2010, 10:15 am

      Thank you Jill! I really appreciate that :)

  • Susie M December 31, 2010, 8:46 pm

    I love how the design of the first floor is so basic and open. A great home for entertaining. The modern look of the design and the wood work in the pictures are beautiful. Good choice. Thanks for sharing the information on where to find this design. I am going to pass this on to a friend who is considering building a new home.

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