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What is the 'Geocomb Rooms magic' of our ONE-DAY ROOM?
CARRIABLE INSULATED PANELS AND INTERLOCKING GEOMETRIC CONNECTORS!
Packable. Portable. Simple.
Geocomb Homes' Tinycomb Rooms are custom paint-finished portable room kits, ready to use 'out of the box' with 120 square feet of open hexagonal space. Your roof, floor, and all 6 walls are made as carriable sections. They are fully insulated and weather-tight. Each prefabricated room kit can be packed up by hand to transport and relocate, needing only minimal site work.
Built like a studio.
Technically a shed.
You don't have to sacrifice cozy quality for ease and simplicity..
That's why our Tinycomb Model is freestanding, just under 120 sf, and designed as a "utility structure" or "garden shed."
Permits/Foundations are optional and not required in most places for a single freestanding Tinycomb Room. They have a variety of uses, but are not, however, certified as a residence or ADU. Like any utility structure, your options do not include an occupancy permit in most locations. We are, hoqewer, developing a series of models that will be designed for occupancy. Sign up for the News after you request your quote so you can follow and get notified, or follow us on social media below!
All Geocomb Rooms are weather-sealed upon installation, and fully insulated with mineral wool.
Details below ⌵
INTERCHANGEABLE INCREMENTS OF FULL WALL, HALF WALL, AND QUARTER WALL PANELS
ARE THE BASIS OF THE Geocomb Rooms KIT BUILDING SYSTEM.
Each of your 6 walls has an Upper and a Lower section.
Within those sections, your upper and lower walls are broken into three increments: FULL, HALF, and QUARTER Panels.
Lower walls are typically all FULL Panels (except on either side of a door panel.)
Standard window and door panels are HALF Panels.
By rearranging the interchangeable panels in your room kit, a single room kit can offer a variety of different configurations!
Adapt and reconfigure your Tinycomb Room whenever you'd like.
- 6' 9" tall (floor to ceiling when assembled)
- 4" thick with 3" insulation
- Upper Wall Panel: 45" Tall
Upper Wall Panel sizes: FULL Panel (75" wide,) HALF Panel (37.5" wide,) QUARTER Panel (18.75" wide)
- Lower Wall Panel: 36" Tall
Lower Wall Panel sizes: FULL Panel (75" wide)
- 6 insulated triangular panels joined by a "Standing Seam" cap, plus the Crown.
- Interior ceiling: 10' 4" at tall point in center
- 3" insulation
- Three sections
- Main Section: 6'-9" x 11'-8"
- Left/Right Wing Section: 11' long and 2' at wide point
- Structural (No foundation required! Place on pier blocks or adjustable legs.)
- 4.5" insulation
ROCKWOOL (mineral wool insulation):
ADVANTAGES OF ROCKWOOL INSULATION
Made from natural stone (basalt rock) and recycled steel slag.
These readily available and sustainable materials make Rockwool more durable, less irritating, and less dusty than fiberglass batt.
High R-values and energy efficiency.
For the same thickness, mineral wool provides a higher R-value, or for a given target R-value, you can use a less thick mineral wool batt choice, making installation more convenient (e.g. Rockwool 3.5” thick = R15 and 5.5” thick = R23 vs. Fiberglass: 3.5” thick = R11 and 5.5” thick = R19.) This means superior insulating strength and much higher energy efficiency for your insulated space.
Rockwool actually repels water, so its R-value is not affected by humidity, and it won’t absorb moisture. This keeps your insulation spaces dryer, and prevents degradation of the adjoining construction material. It is also completely resistant to rot, mildew, mold, and bacterial growth – contributing to a safer indoor environment.
Made from stone, Rockwool can withstand temperatures up to 2150° F. This helps to delay the spread of fire in a situation where every second counts. The boiling point of a more common fiberglass insulation can average between 1,000 – 1,300ºF (537.7 – 704.4ºC). The average house fire is about 1100ºF, meaning ROCKWOOL can stand up to most dangers within a house fire and give you time to get out.
Rockwool’s stone based content keeps rodents out of your insulated space.
Sound absorbant for maximum peace and quiet.
Rockwool is a high-density insulation that’s specifically designed to absorb sound and reduce noise. Denser than traditional fiberglass insulation, it traps sound waves and vibrations in the thousands of tiny interconnected spaces created by its unique fiber structure. Its density, design, and higher air flow resistivity means better sound attenuation for a quieter environment.
The Path Ahead
Sustainable living made easy!
We have only just begun. These are the solutions that have called us into being and that we continue to develop. As we grow Geocomb Homes we intend to create a universally simple pathway to generating infrastructure for local sustainable Community.