Designs for low-cost wood homes

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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1969 - Architecture - 28 pages
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Page 22 - The interior partition walls are particleboard panels located under the roof beams and fined into slots in 2x2 members at the vertical joints. The panels can be moved to alternate locations to provide two, three, or four bedrooms. Closet shelving and sidewalls serve to stiffen the particleboard walls. The walls may be finished with conventional wall paints or with natural finishes, either pigmented or clear. Roof System The roof system, which is essentially flat, consists of radially placed 4x6 beams...
Page 1 - ... has 864 square feet, consisting of three bedrooms, a bath, and a living-dining-kitchen area The second floor contains about 540 square feet and consists of two large dormitory-type bedrooms. Each is divided by a wardrobe-type closet which, in effect, contains space for two single beds on each side. The plan was developed by the Forest Products Laboratory of Madison. Wis.. and is one of a series of low-cost houses of wood being designed by the Forest Service. US Department of Agriculture. ........
Page 9 - HousePlan no. FS-FPL-5 Plan FS-FPL-5 provides for the construction of either a single-story two-bedroom home or an expandable type with two additional bedrooms on the second floor. The basic house is 24 by 28 feet in size with an area of 672 square feet. The expandable plan provides an additional area of about 370 square feet on the second floor. The AREA = 672 sq.
Page 6 - This crawl space house has a treated wood post foundation which reduces the cost of the house without reducing its performance. This type of house can be constructed on a sloping lot, eliminating costly grading which is normally necessary for houses with other designs. The floors, walls, and ceilings are well insulated, insuring comfort both winter and summer. The small forced-air heating unit can be either the oil or the gas-fired type.
Page 18 - The decking is covered on the outside with foamed-inplace rigid polyurethane down to the first floor level. The foam provides excellent thermal insulation and a water-tight roof covering. It is painted on the outside with one or two coats of aluminum-filled asphalt emulsion, or a roof paint of similar quality. Below the first floor, the foam is placed on the inside of the decking to insulate and seal the crawl-space.
Page 10 - There are a number of factors which aid in reducing the cost of these homes. They are designed as crawlspace houses with post or pier foundations, which eliminate the need for extensive grading on sloping building sites. The single floor covering serves as a base for resilient tile or a low-cost linoleum rug.
Page 10 - DESlGN rooms and the kitchen are slightly smaller than those in the one-story plan. One second-floor bedroom is 9-1/2 by 14 feet and the other is 13 by 14 feet. The larger bedroom may be divided by the addition of a wardrobe wall, which provides two closets and also serves as a room divider.
Page 18 - ... excellent thermal insulation and a water-tight roof covering. It is painted on the outside with one or two coats of aluminum-filled asphalt emulsion, or a roof paint of similar quality. Below the first floor, the foam is placed on the inside of the decking to insulate and seal the crawl-space. If a forced-air furnace is used, the sealed crawl-space can serve as an air plenum. The crawlspace also provides a large storage area, accessible from the outside.

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