Homebuilt is extremely proud to announce its partnership with RBW Design Build to offer turnkey construction of the Escape in Virginia. RBW Design Build is a Virginia-based custom homebuilder with an incredible reputation for quality and service. They are also a leader in the use of robotic manufacturing in construction.
Together, we're proud to offer the Escape, fully built including foundation, for $64,800*
(Certain factors, such as location and nature of site, can affect this price slightly.)
Fully built on your site: around $66,200 (Depends slightly on location, site complexities, and foundation type.)
Kit only price: $7,600 for full structure, up to $38,200 for everything (see below) beyond the foundation
Exterior Dimensions: 27' x 20' x 15' (height)
Conditioned Square Footage: 450 square feet
Full Kitchen, Full Bath (shower), 3 Closets, Exterior Storage Nook
Energy-efficient Heating, AC, and Hot Water
Energy-efficient Windows and Doors
Easily connect to power grid, existing house power, or solar panels
No sewage needs - includes Swedish-made Seperett composting toilet (see our BLOG POST on Composting Toilets)
No oil, gas, or propane needs
(Note: Both traditional toilets and gas-ready systems can be swapped for the standards above.)
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Please note: Because foundations and decks are best designed and built to fit your building site, they are not included in Homebuilt kits. However, we would be more than happy to help you pick the best options for each of these, based on your needs and site, and where applicable, RBW's team can build them for you.
turnkey service in eastern va - how's it work?
The turnkey service combines Homebuilt's off-site robotic manufacturing process with the knowledge and experience of one of eastern VA's most respected builders. Due to Homebuilt's technology - where every piece of material is precision cut, labeled, and organized off-site - the cost to build is far lower than would ever be possible. Affordability, combined with meticulous attention to detail and project oversight by RBW's pros, makes this truly an amazing building experience.
RBW will begin by helping you sort out any applicable permitting issues, as well as coordinating with your local utility company to bring power to your site. About a week or two before the kit arrives on your building site, RBW will build your foundation. Once the kit arrives, RBW's expert crew of carpenters, electricians, and plumbers will fully build the kit for you, including all finishes (flooring, cabinetry, etc.) and appliances.
The build typically takes only 2 weeks!
Exact pricing will be determined based on travel time and site-complexity, but it's around $65,000 with a crawlspace foundation.
You'll be given an exact quote before anything moves forward.
build it yourself (or, partially yourself)
It's up to you what aspects of your project you get from Homebuilt and when you get it, the complete kit includes everything above the foundation that isn't easily removed. This includes:
Framing & Sheathing
Windows and Doors
Roofing & Waterproofing
Siding and Trim
Insulation & Drywall
Heat & AC Units
Hot Water Heater
Bathroom & Kitchen Fan
Plumbing Pipes & Connections
Electrical Panel, Wiring, Etc.
Cabinetry & Int. Trim
Lights, Outlets, and Switches
Range / Stove
Sinks, Shower, Faucets, Toilet
Toilet Paper Holder
Closet Shelves and Rods
...and every nail, screw, roll of flashing, tube of caulk, box of staples, bucket of roofing cement, drywall tape and compound, etc. you'll need to put it all together.
you're in control
Homebuilt's mission is to put you in control. This extends beyond using innovation to make you able to build your own home or small building, or helping you find someone to help you build it. It's in the core of our business model. Large builders, including modular and other prefab home companies, benefit enormously from what's called "just-in-time" purchasing. Basically, it means locking in pricing early, and on a large and discounted quantity, but then basically paying as they go. Our technology makes it possible for us to do the same for you.
While it all starts with the structural shell (lumber and plywood), from there you can add any optional kits you'd like - siding, roofing, windows, cabinetry, etc - up to everything you need to start living in your home (including appliances). But, if you'd prefer to start small (maybe with just the shell, or just the shell and the roofing), that's all you pay for. Then, a few weeks or even months down the road, you can pick up where you left off. This allows you to keep your building site free of stuff you don't need right away, and it allows you to spread out costs, or even to pick and choose on the fly what work you want to build yourself or hire someone to do.
Whether you want to go as fast as possible or keep it slow and spread out the costs; whether you want to do all the work yourself, have it built for you, or pick-and-choose - you're in control. Please fill out the sheet below for details on how the Escape kit can be broken up to fit your needs.
Homebuilt escape: How can I buy or learn more?
The turnkey service with RBW is currently only available in Virginia, but Homebuilt Escape kits are available from Virginia to Maine. If you would like to learn more, including turnkey and kit services in other states, please drop us a line:
If you'd prefer, you can also email us at info [at] homebuiltkits [dot] com or call us at (978) 842-1654.
We'll promptly contact you to answer your questions and get you started with the information you need.