Home Plan Examples
Participants in Northwest Housing Development's mutual self-help housing program typically build homes that range in size from 1,000 to as much as 1,600 square feet. That leaves ample space for a living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry area, one or two bathrooms and up to five bedrooms (depending on the number of people in the household).
Homes may be one or two story, wood-framed with gas or electric heat and an attached garage (parking area provided on Vashon Island). The homes are modest in design and cost, but a choice of siding, roof styles and colors are available. Cooperative buying power helps minimize the cost of materials and energy efficient appliances for your new home.
The selection of home plans varies with each development according to changes in building materials, new construction technology, contemporary design preferences and lot sizes.
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Participants may choose from a selection of exterior paint colors, roof styles and siding.
Participants paint the interior and skilled labor install finish work, such as cabinetry.
Home plans are specific to each development and vary by household and lot size.
NHD develops the home sites and participants select their lot in order of application approval.