This project is one of a series of small houses designed to take advantage of the cost saving efficiencies of factory building without giving up the benefits of adaptation to specific requirements of individual building sites. With a particular focus on working with the hillside terrain common to the Pacific Northwest and Japan, this home uses prefabricated 8′ wide vertical panels which remain standardized from the main floor and above, but are lengthened or shortened at their lower ends to adapt to varying slopes and lower floor configurations.
The balloon framed studs run continuously from foundation to roof. Floor and roof framing span to exterior walls leaving the interior space open. Windows are placed on the exterior of the panels with studs running through exposed, eliminating headers, allowing window size and placement to be individual to each house while keeping the building panels standardized and maintaining panel rigidity for shipping. Cladding, finishes and fixtures are inexpensive but robust construction grade materials.