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DESIGN + BUILD with SARAH & JACOB

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THE VICTORY HOME

The Victory Home design includes a 20'x24' (480sf) open floor plan with a gable roof, vaulted ceiling, a loft, full bathroom, small kitchen, and an 8' x 20' deck or screened porch. Foundation types include piers, slab on grade, crawlspace, and full basement.

The Victory Home includes many components of a typical house. However, the plans and layout are adaptable for many other purposes, including a tiny home, a workshop or studio, a vacation cabin, a guest house, an AirBNB or rental, or an office and meeting room. Additionally, the beauty of the Victory Home design is that it is easily modified to suit various needs, from interior layout changes, roof design, expanding, or adding on.

INTRODUCING THE FIRST PROJECT IN OUR NEW DESIGN+BUILD SERIES

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Join our Locals.com community as a supporter and learn to design & build with us as we complete the Victory Home!

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WHAT WE DO

Our videos will document and show the complete building process, including materials take-offs, site preparations, and construction from beginning to end. We will build this without subcontractors, using standard tools, materials, and building methods. You may also see friends and family join in for fun!

Part of our process will include helping you learn how you can do the design and build modifications yourself. We will work with you to understand the essentials, including design, plan reading, material take-offs, scheduling work, materials selection, and every phase of construction.

HOW TO GET THE PLANS

At this time plans are only available to our Locals Annual Supporting Members. For the next 30 days we will NEW MEMBER SPECIAL with a membership promotion and discount on building plans.

After our new member promotion, the building plans will be available for sale to non-members for $800. Locals Annual Supporting Members will continue to get a discount but at a reduced rate.

Benefits of becoming a Locals Community Supporter include: Project Build Videos (ad and sponsor free), Live Sessions Q&A with Sarah & Jacob, Additional Hot-to videos and Tutorials.

STEP 1: JOIN US ON LOCALS

You can join our Locals Community as a supported for 30 days free. Take your time to check out our content and see if we are a good fit for you.

Join now and you will get notified on or about 9/4/22 when the building plans will be available.

STEP 2: BECOME AN ANNUAL SUPPORTING MEMBER

STARTING 9/4/2022 we will have Annual Memberships available. These discounts on memberships are for a limited time!

Premium Annual Supporters

  • Join at $400/year ($50/month with 4 months fee)

  • Discount on Plans: 100%

  • Cost of Plans After Discount: FREE


Standard Annual Supporters

  • Join at $40/year ($5/month with 4 months free)

  • Discount on Plans: 20%

  • Cost of Plans After Discount: $600

STEP 3: CONTACT US TO GET YOUR DICOUNT

Once you have joined as a either a PREMIUM or STADNARD ANNUAL SUPPORTER, contact us and we will send you information on how to:

  1. Complete the Single-Use License Agreement.

  2. Complete payment.

  3. Download plans.

BUILDING PLANS FAQ

Customizing Plans

At this time we only offer customizations for all Premium Annual Supporters, for an additional project fee. Contact for details.

Do the plans include options for ADA accessibility?

Because the various options that could be included, these plans do not include ADA accessibility features, but they can be added per request as a customization. They may include interior wall layout and door sizing, bathroom changes, and entrance ramp.

Do your plans come with an Engineering/Architectural Stamp?

Many states require plans to be stamped by a licensed professional as part of the permit approval process. Our plans have been reviewed by WV licensed engineer, but they are not stamped. If your municipality requires a stamp, you will need to contact a local engineer or architect to have it reviewed and stamped.

What details or drawings do Den plans include?

We deliver our plans with an incredible amount of detail to make a DIY or professional builder succeed in delivering a structurally sound, high performing, and lasting home. Though Den plans vary between models depending on the detail required, generally they're around 12 pages and contain the following drawings: floor plans, foundation plan, roof framing plan, building elevations, build section(s), construction details (like specific flashing installation), window and door schedules, interior elevations and details (like cabinetry installation), fastener schedules, and a code compliant electrical plan + HVAC.

What file types do the plans come in?

PDF
SketchUp (Premium Annual Supporters only)

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FEATURES OF THE VICTORY HOME

Our building plans include:

  • Advanced framing design

  • Weatherizing and energy efficiency

  • Fire resistance material options

  • Four foundation types (piers, slab on grade, crawlspace, full basement)

 

Features of this design that to be included in our videos series are:

  • Milling wood for beams and other finishes

  • Water supply system using a refillable cistern

  • Rainwater catchment and filtration

  • Greywater septic system and composting toilet

  • New electrical service connections

  • Ductless mini-split HVAC system

  • Preparations for off-grid power with solar power and battery backup

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