Pre-Fab Solar Farmhouse Blends Style and High Tech
The Solar Farmhouse, the latest addition to the Deltec line of pre-fab homes, features a classic farmhouse look with modern functionality.
Not only is this home much more energy efficient than a traditional farmhouse with passive solar design and an air-tight building envelope, but it’s also much more functional with an open living area, spacious rooms, 10-foot high ceilings and plenty of storage. This modern farmhouse uses the advantage of a prefabricated home to deliver the perfect mix of traditional design with high performance amenities.
Deltec builds homes in its factory in North Carolina. The company was known for building storm-resilient homes designed for the storm-prone Carolina coasts. Last year it launched a line of net-zero models, the Renew Collection.
Read about the first net-zero Renew Home.
From the outside, the Solar Farmhouse reflects a classic vernacular design: the pitched roof, quaint front porch, white wood siding and simple lines. But beneath the rural exterior beats the heart of a high performance leader. The green design features passive solar with a photovoltaic roof and an air-tight building envelope that Deltec says can’t be duplicated by homes built on site.
- 2029 square feet
- 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
- 128-square-foot covered front porch
Green Building Features
- WebTec Floor system
- Energy Wall (for South package) or Double Stud Wall (for North package)
- Typar weather barrier house wrap
- Covered front porch
- Predesigned floor plan
- Energy modeling of home for the climate
- Pre-painted siding
- Window package based on climate
- Solar hot water
- Fresh air ventilation
- Covered back porch
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