HI, new poster/member here! I ordered the small home kit from John...amazing service and support thus far! I plan to build a small home in my backyard for 2 reasons: 1. to build a small home with my hands/brain and understand the basis of construction and 2. to use my SIPs that my company fabricates.
I want to demonstrate to people here that small homes are comfortable and more importantly, in our crazy housing market, can be built quickly with SIPs and heated very economically. The other benefit is the fast assembly time for a SIPs project. Generally we see 2,500 sq.ft. homes assembled with our SIPs going up in 3 days to roof tight. Thus a small 200 sq.ft. home should be done by lunch time?!
However our SIPs are not cheap (labour costs, taxes, etc, etc...) make them in the $12/sq.ft.range but they are all custom made for the blueprints and engineer certified. Each is R-44 with NO thermal breaks. We also have R-28 (thinner walls).
I will post pictures and more information hopefully in the future on my project. I really enjoy this forum and reading everyone's posts and how helpful everyone is. Some of the small homes built are amazing and would shame any "tract built stapled breeder box" (that's what they call them here!) home easily.
Knock on foam!