1. WHAT MATERIALS
AND SERVICES DOES YOUR COMPANY PROVIDE?
For each unit purchased,
Haiku Houses includes pre-cut and custom-crafted materials as detailed
and updated on the MIYABI and SOBOKU Style Model Price Lists contained
in the Haiku Houses Infopak. Also, we will help you, as needed, in
selecting a model, in deciding upgrades, and in working with lenders,
builders, and local building authorities. Note: Prices DO NOT INCLUDE
land, construction, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning,
insulation, or concrete.
2. DO YOU HAVE A CATALOG OR BROCHURE
SHOWING YOUR MODELS?
Yes, we have a comprehensive color CD
catalog and you can order it by forwarding a check in the amount of $50
to: Haiku Houses, P. O. Box 1151, Franklin, Tennessee 37065 USA. Once
you have reviewed your catalog feel free to place a simple phone call to
us. Our experts can help you assess the feasibility of building your own
Haiku House and make recommendations on what to do next.
3. ARE THESE HOUSES PRE-FABRICATED IN JAPAN?
NO. Haiku Houses are not pre-fabricated and are not made in Japan.
Typically, pre-fabricated houses are large sections of houses
constructed in factories and put together on the site. Haiku Houses are
individual pieces of wood PRE-CUT to specific lengths and CUSTOM-CRAFTED
to design specifications at our facilities in the Pacific Northwest,
then bundled and shipped to your site. As a result, workers spend their
time in actual construction instead of measuring and sawing raw lumber
all day. This process alone saves an average buyer 40 percent in
construction time and labor. Note: All wood materials come from
managed forests in the United States. The Classic Japanese Roof Tiles
are imported from Japan.
4. HOW MUCH DOES A HAIKU HOUSE COST,
INCLUDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION?
about $150 to $300 per square foot (not including land) depending on how
you finish it out and depending on the construction costs in your
5. DO YOU SHIP OVERSEAS?
Yes, we ship
anywhere in the world. We have shipped to various areas such as the
Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
HAIKU HOUSES BE BUILT IN COLD REGIONS? Yes, many homes have been in
cold regions. Proper insulation is the key -- ceiling, walls and floors
are all insulated to achieve the R-value required for the particular
7. CAN WE BUY JUST THE FRAME ONLY?
will sell a minimum package, which includes proprietary materials such
as the master frame (poles, girders, joists, etc.) along with
architectural and engineering services.
8. CAN THERE BE ANY
CUSTOMIZING TO THE MODELS?
Yes. Most people find our standard
floor plans to their liking and will make only minor floor plan changes,
but we are open to major changes if desired.
9. ARE THERE ANY
HAIKU HOUSES THAT I CAN VISIT?
Yes, there are several residences
that are available for viewing by appointment with the owner that we
coordinate. Additionally Haiku Houses holds two open houeses per year in
Northern California. Contact us for arrangements.
LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A HAIKU HOUSE?
From the day
you place your order to the day you begin construction takes about nine
months for the architectural, engineering, and crafting process. On the
average, construction itself takes about six to nine months. Most of
Haiku Houses frames can be installed in about one week.
CAN I BUILD ANY SIZE HAIKU HOUSE I WANT?
Yes, our models range in
size from about 500 square feet to approximately 5500 square feet, and
we can design an even smaller or larger structure if you