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Want to build a Green Magic Home yourself?
GMH IS NOT A DO-IT-YOURSELF PRODUCT. Our revolutionary construction system is fast, efficient and very durable; but requires a certain amount of professional skill and ability to obtain optimum results. If you are interested in having a home with our technology find look at the CERTIFIED BUILDER section to find one in your area.
What type of maintenance does the garden covering the Green Magic Home need, once construction is finished?
The type of vegetation used is always dependent on the climate conditions of the area where the structure is installed. As in any garden, if you use plants native to the region, in many cases you can have zero or very low maintenance. What must be taken into account is that when you build an earth-sheltered house, the surface of the earth tends to revert back to its natural state eventually. You can decide to modify or improve these conditions with, for example, with improved soils, watering systems, and ornamental plants, or anything else that is feasible in your area. Low maintenance ground covering plants are a good choice. We provide some very comprehensive information about what plants are compatible and easy to maintain in rooftop gardens according to your geographical area.
No. To blend with your environment, you will want to use the soil and plants native to your area. We provide a construction manual which includes everything you need to know how to cover your Green Magic Home with soil, grass and beautiful natural gardens.
Yes, easily. in general terms, air conditioning and heating systems are supremely efficient in the Green Magic Home system, due to its thermal qualities. You can use radiant floor heating systems, electric wall mount units or even wood burning stoves.
How do the technical installations, such as plumbing, electrical and sewage, work with this technology?
All technical pipeline connections are, as in any standard house, included within the slab foundation. With our technology, the components include ducts and electrical wiring boxes. All plumbing, sewage and gas facilities are directly connected through the foundation.
The time depends on the size and complexity of the individual Green Magic Home. A one bedroom cabin can take 3 people 2 days to assemble and seal, while a 3 bedroom house may take 5 or 6 days. The structure can only be assembled on the slab so this must be completed before any construction can be started.
No. We are the manufacturers of the technology. Certified Builders are qualified building professionals in your area who can help with the construction of Green Magic Homes structures.
Not everywhere, but most of the times, yes, permits are needed. Our technology is an innovative construction system that meets all standards of earthquake resistance, wind loads and fire resistance, to be approved in any country in the world. Talk to your local building department for the requirements in your jurisdiction. In most places the permits required will include Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire.
Can new spaces and rooms be added on to a Green Magic Home after its construction has been finished?
Yes. The system supports the connection of additional modules, but future growth should be planned from the beginning so the appropriate parts can be left in place.
Yes, full size interior walls are the same as in any standard house. We do not provide the interior walls, this is something the certified builder will construct.
Yes. Green Magic Homes delivers finished modules can be painted after a light coat of primer.
No. Windows can be ordered from any local supplier. Some types of exterior windows can also be purchased through us. We provide the sizes and plans for all the windows and doors needed to complete a unit.
The system does not include interior floors, walls, cabinets, fixtures or appliances, which the buyer or the certified builder can add based on the design requirements. The buyer is also responsible for local building permits, local architectural or engineering stamps (whenever required), along with any extra engineering costs if required by the local building department.
Green Magic Homes provides the structural Fiber Reinforced Polymer framing system, and all the fastening systems that allow the structure to come together. We also provide a complete set of floor plans, with all the details of the technology, structural calculation reports, foundation design, and technical installations (hydraulic, electrical and water sewing floor plans).
A complete unit will cost between .5x and 1.5x the cost of the components depending on the location of the build, cost of additional materials, cost of labor, and the builders costs and experience. The foundation, electrical and plumbing, along with the interior finish and exterior sealing, berming and planting are standard. For prices on the technology, please fill out the contact form and we will respond with a catalog and prices.