House of Stone

Modern small house, office or guest suite built with gabion stone blocks
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Project Type:  

Small House Plan


Project Location:  

Anywhere you want it to be


Project Size:  

256 Square Feet


Architectural Style:  

Modern, Post and Beam, Stone 


Project Status:  

Plans available for purchase


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About this project:

The house of stone is a modern specialty use structure constructed from gabion stone blocks.  Gabion blocks are baskets woven with steel cables and filled with stones to form a durable building material.  The gabion blocks form the structure of the side walls.  The house of stone was designed to be used as a backyard office, small house or guest suite.  The natural warmth of the wood beams that frame the roof and the ceiling provides contrast against the stone of the gabion blocks.  This design will work well in most any climate.

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Design Features:

Gabion block construction

Post and beam roof

Low maintenance materials

Small floor plan

Outdoor patio




What does it mean to be off the grid?  The most literal definition is autonomy from traditional public utility services providing energy, water and sewer.  The term “off the grid” may also be characterized as a location in nature that is free from the stifling demands of our modern society.  For some, living off the grid becomes a full time life style choice where the comfort and convenience of municipal services and strip mall shopping centers are sacrificed in exchange for more freedom, less government and lower taxes.  For others, the off grid home becomes a temporary escape for working men and women and their families and a foothold in nature for outdoor recreational activities.  Regardless of your motivation, Off Grid Shelters has the skills and experience to help you plan for and successfully build your dream home or special use shelter.  


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