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Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame as a Modern Green Home
Now in its 65th year, Lindal Cedar Homes chose to celebrate its past by reinventing their classic A-frame cabin and unveiling the Modern A-Frame. Staying true to the original spirit of the A-Frame, the Modern A-Frame is compact, bold, and features full-height glass walls, loft space, and the same no-nonsense building process that that accompanied the original. However this time around, the homeowner has the opportunity to customize the cabin and go beyond a simple triangular design. The Modern A-Frame is based on a system of three building blocks, which can be rotated to take advantage of different views and orientations. Flat or pitched roofs and various other additions can also be included to create your own dream home.
Designs for the MAF are based on series of three predefined shapes that can be put together to create 18 different room types, which results in hundreds of different customized home designs. Five pre-designed homes are also available in sizes ranging from 1,200 sq ft to 1,900 sq ft. Lindal’s local dealers, most of whom are NAHB Certified Green Professionals, help design each home specifically for its site, taking into account environmental conditions and solar passive design. The homes are built with Western Red Cedar from British Columbia, engineered framing, and other sustainable materials, and they can easily accommodate photovoltaic and rainwater catchment systems. All of the parts for the homes are pre-cut and sent as a kit to the building site, minimizing the environmental impact of shipping.
In the following weeks, we’ll be covering each of the Modern A-Frame homes in more detail through a series of posts — stay tuned as we explain the building process and show how easy it is to design and build a Lindal Cedar Modern A-Frame Home!
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