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The Golley Tiny House Flat-Pack Kit Provides Homeowners with Affordable Expansion Alternatives Without the Expense and Hassle of Renovating
The Golley tiny house flat-pack kit provides homeowners with more living space, not less.
Decatur, GA (March 11, 2020) – The tiny house movement, a lifestyle of living in less than 400 square feet, offers people affordable housing options, but not everyone who owns a tiny house is downsizing. In fact, the Golley tiny house flat-pack kit provides homeowners with additional living space, not less. While Golley Houses are designed for tiny house living, they are also suited for homeowners who want additional work or play space without the expense and hassle of moving or renovating.
“Tiny houses provide great living environments for people who want an affordable housing option, but that is only the beginning when it comes to how a tiny house structure can be used,” said Frank Golley, founder and designer of Golley Houses. “Homeowners can finally add that extra office, in-law suite, kids’ room, guest house, art studio or rental space for tens of thousands less than it would cost to expand their home.”
Developed to provide a cost-effective tiny house/accessory dwelling unit (ADU), the Golley House offers numerous sizes and styles and can be constructed by three to four people in as little as one to two days. The basic Golley House is 10-feet wide and 16-feet deep. The side walls are 12-feet tall to allow for the addition of a loft space. The basic kit is built from 30 structural insulated panels (SIPs), which are one of the most airtight, green and well-insulated building systems available. Homes built with SIPs require less energy to heat and cool, provide better control over indoor environmental conditions than wood alone, and produce less construction waste. SIPs are made from foam and oriented strand board (OSB). The materials are fabricated in a factory, allowing for a controlled environment and greater efficiency than on-site framing.
According to the Structural Insulated Panel Association, OSB is a green building material that relies on a fast-growing, underutilized and often less expensive wood species that is ground into chips and then converted into board. SIPs do not contain any volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other harmful chemicals and meet some of the most stringent standards for indoor air quality. Building Golley Houses in a manufacturing facility and delivering them as flat-pack kits makes it possible to provide a strong, energy-efficient structure that can be customized to individual taste and needs.
The Golley House uses standardized components and is fully modular so that adding extra space to the structure is as easy as ordering additional modules. Each “ring” of components creates an additional four feet of space. Along with pre-cut panels for the walls, roof and floor, the Golley tiny house flat-pack kit also includes all the splines, precut lumber, fasteners, caulk and foam sealant required for the build. A foundation dimension drawing is included with the kit. A foundation must be installed prior to assembly.
Planned add-ons include a window and door package, loft material package, kitchen cabinet layout, bathroom layout with toilet and shower fixtures, cut sheet for materials needed to build different exterior style treatments, and an interior materials list for finishing the interior in several styles such as farmhouse, rustic, arts and craftsman, contemporary and Tudor.
For more information about Golley Houses, visit www.golleyhouses.com.
About Golley Houses
Golley Houses is a manufacturer of modular, environmentally friendly tiny house flat-pack kits that provide a cost-effective solution for extra space, alternative housing or rental income. Golley House designs include options for up to 8 feet of stand-up headroom in the loft. The unique Golley House modular “ring” design provides a fast-assembly alternative to traditional stick frame tiny house construction. The basic structure of a Golley House can be assembled by three to four people in a matter of days. The use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) reduces construction waste and increases tiny house energy-efficiency. Tiny house builders in Georgia can access the free Georgia tiny house zoning and permitting database at https://golleyhouses.com/tiny-house-zoning-permitting. For more information, visit www.golleyhouses.com. Follow Golley Houses on Instagram @GolleyHouses.
Stephanie Richards SowGrow PR