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Solargon Smart Cabin – small, energy efficient DIY dwellings point to the future


Solargon Smart Cabins are compact ecologically sound dwellings that come in the octagonal Yurt format. You erect the things yourself, but apparently the special insulated panels can be bolted together in a matter of hours. There’s a 20 foot diameter model for $24,000, a bigger model with about 700 square feet of space and a vestibule option which lets you connect multiple cabins together for your very own eco palace. The structure provides a temperature differential of 35 degrees between outside and in, and there’s a solar panel option if you want to live completely off grid. More here.

 Our footprints are smaller, by design, than any other building with a similar interior area. And our structural panels can be packed up in the back of a standard ¾ ton pickup truck, where other construction materials require larger panel trucks, flatbeds, and/or heavy cranes. And you won’t need a big crew of people to build it. A team of two people can set up a 20’ Solargon in a day. A team of four people can set up a 30’ Solargon in a weekend.

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