Phone 615-465-8441 | Fax 615-673-9026 | P.O. Box 1151, Franklin TN 37065

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT MATERIALS AND SERVICES DOES YOUR COMPANY PROVIDE?
For each unit purchased, Haiku Houses includes pre-cut and custom-crafted materials as detailed and updated on the MIYABI and SOBOKU Style Model Price Lists contained in the Haiku Houses Infopak. Also, we will help you, as needed, in selecting a model, in deciding upgrades, and in working with lenders, builders, and local building authorities. Note: Prices DO NOT INCLUDE land, construction, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, insulation, or concrete.

2. DO YOU HAVE A CATALOG OR BROCHURE SHOWING YOUR MODELS?
Yes, we have a comprehensive color CD catalog and you can order it by forwarding a check in the amount of $50 to: Haiku Houses, P. O. Box 1151, Franklin, Tennessee 37065 USA. Once you have reviewed your catalog feel free to place a simple phone call to us. Our experts can help you assess the feasibility of building your own Haiku House and make recommendations on what to do next. 

3. ARE THESE HOUSES PRE-FABRICATED IN JAPAN?
NO and NO. Haiku Houses are not pre-fabricated and are not made in Japan. Typically, pre-fabricated houses are large sections of houses constructed in factories and put together on the site. Haiku Houses are individual pieces of wood PRE-CUT to specific lengths and CUSTOM-CRAFTED to design specifications at our facilities in the Pacific Northwest, then bundled and shipped to your site. As a result, workers spend their time in actual construction instead of measuring and sawing raw lumber all day. This process alone saves an average buyer 40 percent in construction time and labor.  Note: All wood materials come from managed forests in the United States. The Classic Japanese Roof Tiles are imported from Japan.

4. HOW MUCH DOES A HAIKU HOUSE COST, INCLUDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION?  
Rough estimate, about $150 to $300 per square foot (not including land) depending on how you finish it out and depending on the construction costs in your area. 

5. DO YOU SHIP OVERSEAS?
Yes, we ship anywhere in the world. We have shipped to various areas such as the Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe, and Southeast Asia. 

6. CAN HAIKU HOUSES BE BUILT IN COLD REGIONS? Yes, many homes have been in cold regions. Proper insulation is the key -- ceiling, walls and floors are all insulated to achieve the R-value required for the particular location. 

7. CAN WE BUY JUST THE FRAME ONLY?
We will sell a minimum package, which includes proprietary materials such as the master frame (poles, girders, joists, etc.) along with architectural and engineering services.

8. CAN THERE BE ANY CUSTOMIZING TO THE MODELS?
Yes. Most people find our standard floor plans to their liking and will make only minor floor plan changes, but we are open to major changes if desired.

9. ARE THERE ANY HAIKU HOUSES THAT I CAN VISIT?
Yes, there are several residences that are available for viewing by appointment with the owner that we coordinate. Additionally Haiku Houses holds two open houeses per year in Northern California. Contact us for arrangements.

10. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A HAIKU HOUSE?  
From the day you place your order to the day you begin construction takes about nine months for the architectural, engineering, and crafting process. On the average, construction itself takes about six to nine months. Most of Haiku Houses frames can be installed in about one week.

11. CAN I BUILD ANY SIZE HAIKU HOUSE I WANT?
Yes, our models range in size from about 500 square feet to approximately 5500 square feet, and we can design an even smaller or larger structure if you wish
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Phone 615-465-8441 | Fax 615-673-9026 | P.O. Box 1151, Franklin TN 37065

 
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