Build a Kit Home

If you've always wanted to build a house, but aren't ready to start completely from scratch, build a kit home instead. This article explains all the options for kit homes, including log homes, timber-frame homes and domes.



Build a kit home and discover the cost savings and satisfaction you receive from building your own home.
Build a kit home and discover the cost savings and satisfaction you receive from building your own home.
PHOTO: GASTINEAU LOG HOMES
The interior of a Golden Eagle Log Home.
The interior of a Golden Eagle Log Home.
GOLDEN EAGLE LOG HOMES
Putting together a Shelter-Kit home.
Putting together a Shelter-Kit home.
SHELTER-KIT, INC.
Golden Eagle Log Homes (www.golden-eagle-log-homes.com) in Wisconsin offers comprehensive packages that include many interior fixtures.
Golden Eagle Log Homes (www.golden-eagle-log-homes.com) in Wisconsin offers comprehensive packages that include many interior fixtures.
GOLDEN EAGLE LOG HOMES
Shelter-Kit (www.shelter-kit.com) of Tilton, New Hampshire, offers a range of post-and-beam kits designed for ownerbuilders.
Shelter-Kit (www.shelter-kit.com) of Tilton, New Hampshire, offers a range of post-and-beam kits designed for ownerbuilders.
SHELTER-KIT, INC.
Structural insulated panels (SIPS) can be custom designed to build any style of home.
Structural insulated panels (SIPS) can be custom designed to build any style of home.
INSULSPAN, INC./RIVERBEND TIMBER FRAMING
Popularized by the inventor of the geodesic dome, R. Buckminster Fuller, dome home are relatively easy to construct and can withstand hurricanes and earthquakes better than most conventional buildings.
Popularized by the inventor of the geodesic dome, R. Buckminster Fuller, dome home are relatively easy to construct and can withstand hurricanes and earthquakes better than most conventional buildings.
OREGON DOME
Fiberglass homes like this one from Domes USA (www.domesdr.com) can go up in a hurry.
Fiberglass homes like this one from Domes USA (www.domesdr.com) can go up in a hurry.
OREGON DOME
This award-winning, Craftsman-style home in Madison, Wisconsin, blends the ancient art of timber-framing with modern insulated-panel construction.
This award-winning, Craftsman-style home in Madison, Wisconsin, blends the ancient art of timber-framing with modern insulated-panel construction.
INSULSPAN, INC./RIVERBEND TIMBER FRAMING

















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