A while back, I introduced you to “BOB.”
Now, I ain’t in the “DeNiro social circle,” and I’m not basking in the “Sundance glow” of Robert Redford…
So, I must be talking about “Octagon Bob.”
It’s more like a “place out in the piney woods” built out of 20′ High Cube ISBUs. Built around a central octagonal platform, each side being just slightly over 8′ long, it’s a high-speed cabin build, that provides a lot of versatility, and a lot of possibilities. Inexpensive “home-owner cast” concrete pilings hold the whole thing up off the ground.
Recently, I was contacted by a family that wants to build one of their very own, deep in the Arizona Mountains. And, they have the ability to gain some incredible views, from a second floor. So…
They wanted to know if “BOB” could grow up, and become a “ROBERT.”
The idea is to add another ISBU container to the first floor, creating an “airlock” entryway, and then add a second level of ISBU’s over the first level, creating 2 more bedrooms and a “Children’s Area,” plus a space for the Nanny (who just happens to be “Grandma”) to live.
Here’s the idea that we’re playing around with:
The circles with the “P” in them just illustrate where the pilings that hold up the first floor (and the second floor, obviously) are located. As you can see, there are several of them (18 – in fact), and those piling end up costing about $150 – $200 each, for materials. The labor will be supplied by “unsuspecting visiting relatives.”
The OCTAGON in the center will end up being 2 stories tall, to catch as much south sun as possible.
The “Children’s Loft ” will overlook the central core, so the parents can scream up at the kids, without having to climb a ladder, or get out of their chairs, in front of the fireplace.
Could you ask for anything more? 😉
Stay tuned, to watch this innovative and affordable ISBU home develop.
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