Gallery: Elevated Prefab Home On Cusabo Island is Perched To Withstand ...

 
The barrier islands of South Carolina get hit with hurricanes and occasionally brush fires, so building on the island requires a formidable defense plan. On Cusabo Island near Charleston, one family wanted an off-grid home that sat lightly on the earth, but at the same time was solid and durable enough to withstand the harshest of weather conditions. They decided on an elevated, prefab home made with recycled steel and SIP panels, which minimized on-site construction times and ensured that the home will still be there after a hurricane, fire or a flood.

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  1. kmpgigi October 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I would like to know “ball park” costs of this type of project. I am currently exploring similar ideas for Culebra, small island off of Puerto Rico. I am looking for the same eco friendly project, but scaled down for a more tropical climate.

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