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Lindal Homes Puts a Green Twist on the Classic A-Frame
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 21, 2010 @ 6:54 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 9 Comments
The two pitched-roof MAF homes  are the three bedroom A3 1200 and the two bedroom A2 1500, which are 1,200 and 1,500 sq ft respectively. Lindal’s new designs are compact, bold, and feature full-height glass walls, loft space (in one of the models), and the same no-nonsense building process that the original A-frame house was known for. The pitched versions evoke a sense of tradition, but with enough modern sensibility to keep you from feeling like you’re stuck in the past.
Both of the pitched-roof designs have small footprints  and pack a lot in, making the most of the space with open floor plan kitchens and living spaces. The A3 1200 is a ground level home featuring two bedrooms paired together (one of which could be turned into an office. The master bedroom and bath are separated by a breezeway entry. The A2 1500 has only two bedrooms, but places the second bedroom on an elevated level lofted above the living area.
The homes are constructed with quick-growing Western Red Cedar and engineered wood for the framing and beams. The exterior can be finished with Hardiplank fiber cement siding or pre-stained (with low VOCs, of course) cedar siding. Lindal’s local dealers, most of whom are NAHB Certified Green Professionals , make sure to orient each home properly according to the site and optimum solar conditions. The dealer also helps each home owner pick out and source interior finishes according to their own taste, budget and desire for eco-friendly materials . The pitched roofs can easily accommodate a solar electric or hot water system and a rainwater catchment system .
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 MAF line: http://lindal.com/homes/gallery/Modern_A-frame.cfm
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 small footprints: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/02/small-space-living-tiny-house-trend-grows-bigger/
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 NAHB Certified Green Professionals: http://www.nahbgreen.org/
 eco-friendly materials: http://inhabitat.com../green-materials/
 rainwater catchment system: http://inhabitat.com../2010/08/17/reinventing-the-a-frame-cabin-as-a-modern-green-home/tag/rainwater-collection
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