Design and Details

Built with light weight sections of platform, walls, windows, doors, kitchen, bath, and roof.

Each is carried into place easily by two people.

A team of 3 or more can move them into position to be assembled.

Build a variety of shapes and sizes with these interchangable parts.

SIP - Structural Insulated Panel Diagram

SIP panels are the building material for the  21st Century

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB).  SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labor.

Building with SIPs generally costs about the same as building with wood frame construction when you factor in the labor savings resulting from shorter construction time and less jobsite waste.  Other savings are realized because smaller heating and cooling systems are required with SIP construction.

Source: https://www.sips.org/about/what-are-sips

Installation

General Information

You can choose from several options and services for your project:

  1. We provide detailed set up instructions and video for your project shipped to your driveway.
  2. Add installation services to assemble and connect your project on your prepared site.
  3. We work with you and your contractor to create your project plans, engineering, to get your permits.
  4. We help you locate a contractor and help manage your plans, permits, and plan your site preparation.

We can work directly with your local planning agency to supply structural data and manufacturing inspection certifications on permitted projects. The costs will be negotiated in your contract.

Foundation

GeoComb Homes can have adjustible legs, or rest on simple pier blocks for an unpermitted or temporary installation. For more permanent use in ADU or larger residence installations it is secured with a hexagonal beam grid bolted onto individual "point-load" footings at each corner. It can also be placed on an existing slab or deck using bolt-down floor components instead of the self supporting floor platforms. Adjustable leveling hardware at each corner make setting it up even easier. We provide along with the plans a template set your builder can use for accurately locating the foundation bolts. You and your contractor are responsible for making sure the site plans and permits, and the site preparation and foundation work are done according to your local codes and conditions. We manage the

 

Assembly Detail

Assembly

The platform is assembled as sections that lock together to form the floor of each unit. A 2nd floor partial platform with an opening for a ladder can be placed on top of the walls to build a loft-style second level. The roof panels fit snugly on the wall and get connected to the platform making the walls lock into place. Set up or take down takes between 1 and 4 hours per unit depending on the configuration and your experience. We offer installation service on request.

The simple style for a single cell unit roof is divided into 6 triangle panels. It makes either a 14" "crown" opening at the top for uses like ventilation, a light tube, or a stove pipe, or you can use thestyle with a 3 inch opening for a plumbing vent. Each section can be solid, or have a skylight, Solar PV sections. Additions include eaves and rain catchment.

During assembly, each part is automatically interlocked and secured so that the finished structure is highly stable and resistant to wind and weather. It is well insulated at up to R26. Each unit can be instantly connected to other units to expand and diversify your installation. Changing the configuration of the components is fairly simple and quick. This makes them removable, reusable, and replaceable as parts.

Those who apply to Pre-Order. will recieve access to more detailed drawings and the set up demonstration video. Before placing a pre-order you can also take a tour of the Prototype model. Easy online ordering by model or by componint will be rolled out with the Grand Opening.

 

 


One Bedroom

 

 

360 sf TinyComb

 

 

Why Is It a Hexagon?

Why Is It a Hexagon?

What's so special about honeycomb?

“There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection. No living creature, not even human, has achieved, in the centre of one's sphere, what the bee has achieved on her own: and if intelligence from another world were to descend and ask of the earth the most perfect creation, I would offer the humble comb of honey.”
~ Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life Of The Bee, 1924

 

Honeycomb in a hive shaped like a heart.

The Hexagon

 One of the most abundant shapes in the universe!

Here's why...

 

Design Ideas!

 

 

 

The Prototype

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Special thanks to Ishmeil Lounsbury)

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All supporting housing components include kitchen and bathroom modules, closets, and other features to add to your project. Custom builds and designs are always welcome. The GeoComb Homes Mission is to provide a complete set of tools to get started living simpler, "light on the land", and off grid instantly with full plug-in rain water and gray water integration for gardening.

GeoComb can be used to build many kinds arrangements. It makes an awesome all-season farm facility for housing or growing. Go with solid insulated walls and/or with full glass panels for "all weather gardening" in natural light and/or shutters during controlled conditions. You design it your way.by choosing the model, materials, and components that work the best for you and your location.

Learn more design details and specifics about early ordering by applying for your Pre Order.

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All product images are computer generated and/or photoshopped, except these Prototype views.