Architectural firm Erb Santiago went ultra-simple to keep costs down and construction time to a minimum with this affordable new build home. The simple two-storied, cubic volume of this house uses low-cost timber-framing and is built atop an economical concrete slab foundation that extends beyond the walls of the house to form pathways along the perimeter and a concrete curtain for the carport.
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