Classic Manor New Day Cabin
This is the house you can see in front of many Home Depot stores.
Although this looks like a little house, it is sold to meet the codes for an accessory building. That means it won’t get a Certificate of Occupancy without jumping through some hoops, but it is doable.
Classic Manor buildings are designed to meet the basic, accessory building requirements in the International Residential Code (IRC) book. That is not the same as the code for a house.
“A storage building or an office – or both! The New Day model storage building, not unlike many of our storage products, has multiple uses. While storage is at the top of the list, this two-story building makes for a great home office, art studio, and more. Upgrade to a covered porch with patio doors or even add a garage door to one end. The possibilities are endless!”
Classic Manor can typically add options to the standard products to meet any local or state codes that would supersede the Basic IRC. For instance, wind load of more than 90 mph. Notify Classic Manor what the local codes are and what the end use of the building is for a quote.
Classic Manor provides the structural portion of the building, the floors, walls and roof. This plan is two-story, so they also provide stairs. Essentially, they act as the framing contractor. They will also provide decks, porches, stairs and framing for interior walls, for not a whole lot more.
The purchaser would be responsible for the foundation work. Classic Manor erects the New Day Cabin. The purchaser has to complete the inside, electrical, plumbing, heat, etc.
“Tiny Houses and Our Sheds: Our New Day cabin is compact but functional as… your own Tiny Home. With two floors of living or working space and a quaint covered porch, New Day has everything you need to be comfortable and decrease your environmental footprint. Better yet, with delivery and installation included in the price, spending less on your space means more money left over for the things you really love to do, and who doesn’t want that!”
I checked with Planning & Zoning. They need certification that they meet code for use as a residence. (Pointing to the website where it said “CABIN” was not good enough for them.)
Classic Manor can provide the stamped engineered design, which you need to pull permits.
They sent someone to look at the site where the house would go to recommend a foundation. They suggested a sonotube foundation. They sent a “CMB-piers & runners document.” It shows where to put the sonotubes. This document is used to pull the foundation permits with the city.