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Top Tier

At the top tier of our services are larger scale projects for groups as large as 40 to 50 or more persons, with both,  one or more hardened homes on the site and underground bunkers engineered to provide life support in the event of extreme disasters up to and including blast protection and nuclear fallout sheltering. These truly…

What Makes us Different?

Since 2001, we have completed over 250 residential projects for clients in about 13 states and abroad. As we seek to advance in our business, we are planning to build a new “demonstration home” which allows us to set up a house for interested persons to tour or even visit for a “short stay” as…

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Which Is the Best State to Live Off the Grid? Top 7 Options

Off-the-grid (OTG) is the term used for a special lifestyle where people live without any remote infrastructure. For instance, they don’t need an electrical grid, nor municipal sources of natural gas, water supply, sewer, or other utilities. Living in this way means operating your house independently. But where can you do this? For those of you who would…

Fortified Gold Level Home

Article 1 A case for making your new home a Fortified Gold Level Home. When building a new home, we all have a wish list of important features to improve the quality of life compared to our current situation. This usually includes more space, newer things, amenities, fixtures, kitchens, attest developments and home technology, lower…

Wildfire Resistive Home design

Passive House Busts High Cost Myth

An article by Bruce Sullivan There’s a myth circulating that super energy-efficient homes cost more to build than homes with typical code-level energy features. Last year, Architect, Richard Pedranti, busted that myth by designing a home to Passive House standards for only $165 per square foot. “We typically use between $175 and $200 per square foot for…

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A New series!

We will be writing a series of articles on “The Least That One Should Do When Building A New Home” (or remodeling an existing home). What is important to note is that many of the topics we will be discussing are either very low cost when doing any project, this being whether the home is…

Off Grid capable home design

Program development

We begin consulting services for new design clients under a predesign consulting agreement to perform the professional service of “Program Development”. Here is an internet source to an explanation of architectural programming https://www.wbdg.org/design-disciplines/architectural-programming There are entire books on the topic, but the above web link is a good introduction. Programming, of any new (or remodeling) secure home seeks…

ICF Insulated Concrete Form Home design

Space planning

Space planning for a secure home is notably different from traditional American executive home design and construction. America has lived through a very long period of relative safety, so much so that most new home seekers, as well as residential architects, who design wonderful homes, do not include the topic of physical security in their…

Storm resistant Home design

San Mateo, California

We recently completed a design and build for a client in San Mateo, California. Here are some of the pictures! If you are interested in any of the designs below or have any questions on what we did, please click the button below or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

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