ALL Plans are Custom to Your Specifications for both above and underground buildings in concrete, steel, wood or  combinations. Limitless plan configurations, building systems and sizes are available customized to your preferences. Contact us for free consult >

Planning & Permitting Your Project is done on an hourly basis. The rate Is $80 (half of the usual rate) with first 4 hours free to develop your preliminary plan layout & estimated cost.


Average Base Concrete Building Square Foot Price is  $95 - $120 PSF depending on your location and local concrete, steel and wood costs.
Completed construction costs for the completed project typically are the same as traditional new wood construction in your area. Depends on your excavation requirements and site conditions. We assist in developing your estimates after your custom plans are developed. Interior Finishes Average range from $100 - $200+ and typically are provided by your local installers and contractors or DIY.

We provide the planning and construction support you require. If you want only construction and permitting documents these can be provided with engineering seals in all 50 states. If you want our traveling crews to pour the concrete portions of your project this can be arranged. If you wish to save by being an Owner Builder without a general contractor we can consult you on how to set up this process and give construction advise as needed. If you want help locating your required locally licensed excavator, plumber, electrician, contractor, etc. we can find these when you seek our assistance. Our greatest joy and motivator is seeing your projects get built well. Whenever we can help ease your process or understanding, just ask.

 

WHOLE HOME COST EXAMPLE: This two or three bedroom home below offers a full kitchen, pantry/mechanical room, dining room, living room, fireplace, one bedroom with an en suite bath with tub and shower, a second bedroom with an en suite three quarter bath, wood and tile floors, stackable washer/dryer, doors and windows, and custom designed cabinets. Typically homes come with a cement fiber cladding exterior for improved fire resistance. Estimated cost through completion in the West is typically $450,000-$530,000, with 3rd Bedroom Master Suite addition: $540,000-$640,000. Midwest, South and Northern regions can cost a bit less. When your custom plan is developed more precise cost estimates are developed.

 

Please note that this published pricing is an estimated range - pricing will adjust per the site location access, foundation type (pier, crawl space, or basement) or with any added upgrade or adjustment. We suggest contacting us to establish total costs for your specific project. Below is an example of the typical cost range of a finished 2 or 3 bedroom plan that includes 2 to 3 bathrooms, heating, cooling, appliances, doors, windows, millwork and other interior finishes:  Start by contacting us at BuildEarthShelter@gmail.com for planning all types of buildings.

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CUSTOM PLANS AVAILABLE IN ANY STYLE: Modern, Farmhouse, Mission / Craftsman, Log, Mediterranean, etc...

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We assist in your planning, design, permitting, detailing, engineering, estimating and construction on all types of concrete, steel and wood architecture and buildings.

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CONCRETE BASE CONSTRUCTION COSTS

(equal to wood framing in typical construction)

 

These published construction costs are only estimates based on general conditions. After we understand your building site including location, excavation, electrical hookups, septic, water on site, etc. and develop you construction and permitting we can then provide more precise costs for you specific custom project.  We can specify how to accomplish what you need to when building in your area and help coordinate with your local construction support.  

 

Flat, slopes and domed ceilings are options. When using the dome ceilings the basic concrete square rooms with domed ceilings are arranged in a variety of configurations customized to your plan. These interior sizes are 24'x24' and 28'x28' requiring no structural columns within the space. Flat Ceilings, also an option, come in a variety of sized and heights. Many building types and sizes are available. Tell us what you seek and we can explain choices and costs.

Because the choices are so varied for insulation, waterproofing, drainage and back fill these prices are not included on this published list. After your plan is completed and material choices are selected these costs are estimated and added to your cost. Often local tradesmen complete these parts of the work with our guidance or you can DIY.

Once your custom plans are complete and your site is surveyed you can receive an itemized list of your costs. Our design, engineering and planning services are offered at a rate of $80 hourly. We will also coordinate with your personal architect if preferred. We can assist with getting your permits, design reviews, and financing submittals as required. 

Average Basic Shell Square Foot Price is  $95 - $120 depending on your location and local concrete and steel. Completed construction costs typically are the same as new wood construction in your area. Interior Finishes Average  $100 - $200+ and are typically provided by your local installers and contractors (depends on your finish and site choices. DIY and Owner/Builder arrangements can save more.)

Concrete Dome Shell:    

24'x24' interior, (630 SF with exterior walls)   

28'x28' interior, (850 SF with exterior walls)

Custom units with materials, labor traveling and crew expense start at $95- $120 PSF

(This varies because materials costs and site locations vary by state and accessibility)

  • POURED Concrete Shell cost (walls & roof) average $95 to $120 per square foot depending on location & local steel & concrete costs.          

  • 26' dome averages $57,800 - 30' dome averages $67,500

  • Footings - $5000 - $20,800 per unit- depends on soil conditions & footing depth requirements

  • Frost Footings not included unless arranged in advance and priced separately

  • Overhangs  - $4000 to $37,900 based on size

  • Parapet Walls - $30 SF averages $3000- $15,000

  • Smoothing concrete interior with plaster is priced separately.

  • Custom Sizes priced separately

  • Wall Height Extensions - 20" -  $7000  &  36" -  $9900 + Custom Taller sizes 3 to 8 ft increments

  • Skylights - many sizes, range: $3000 to $38,000

  • Blocked out Door & Window Openings $180 to $880 e.

  • Retaining Walls:  $30- $40 PSF

  • Electrical & Utility Blockouts: $50- $200 e.

Waterproofing Costs ranges from $4 to $10 SF and are estimated once your custom plan and your material choice selections are complete. Includes a waterproof membrane cover + can include additional concrete additives for extra protection for additional fees. Your cost choices are explained once your plan is completed.

Travel Expenses when using concrete fors is $10 per mile from KC, Missouri.  Depends on how much equipment and crew size and materials are required for you specific project. Extra Charge $9500 for domed roof buildings under1000 sf due to crew & delivery costs and additional costs apply when building over 8 ft walls and two story structures.

Exterior insulation, stucco or other exterior finish, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, window/door/skylights, interior plaster or drywall, exterior finishes, etc. are provided by local installers and not included in our scope of work. When your custom plans are complete these costs are estimated.

NOTE: All published prices are for preliminary cost estimates only. Actual estimates for your custom project are provided when your custom plans are completed.

* All published prices are based on $100 per yard concrete cost, $650 per ton on steel and $80 hourly for pump truck fees. In some locations these costs are more. When local costs exceed these amounts, it is the responsibility of the owner building their project to pay for these additional costs.

Any deviations in basic module and additions during construction are priced separately at a labor rate of $65 per hour. Prices are based on Steel Rebar prices at $650 per ton. Additional costs may apply.

*Typically a 30% deposit of the proposed total basic concrete construction holds your place on our traveling crews construction list with a scheduled construction date and is applied to the final pours of your project. Full payment for each poured section is due within 3 days of completion or as defined by contractural agreed terms prior to construction.

Usually it takes two weeks to set up and pour each 600 to 1000 square foot of space including all exterior walls with dome and/or flat ceilings, roof and all door and window openings and electrical and plumbing conduit. This is typically faster than traditional framing systems.Then we consult as needed as your local contractor finishes your project to your plan and permitting specifications.

NOTE: Most custom projects vary on costs depending on how they are finished, location, site conditions and local codes, so we only provide specific estimates and arrangements after your custom plans are completed. SO, Get started!  IT USUALLY TAKES 6 MONTHS OR MORE TO PLAN, ENGINEER & PERMIT A PROJECT due to the often long waits for permit processing.

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Additional Planning and Exterior, Interior, Landscaping and Kitchen Design Services Available at $80 hourly. Contact us to explain what you want... 
Use your imagination to create Your Style... We will support you to manifest your ideas from structure to interiors, gardens, alternative energy, solar panels... whatever you seek.

ALSO DO FIRE RESISTANT ABOVE GROUND HOMES:

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Examples of Craftsman / Mission Style Interior details & Furniture:

Examples of Estimated Costs of this House by Region:

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This charming bungalow cottage home with Craftsman detailing has 1800 square feet of living space. The one-story floor plan includes 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The exterior of the home has a welcoming covered front porch. Inside, the Great Room opens up to the dining room and kitchen, including a large island and breakfast bar. At the home's rear is a main floor master bedroom suite with a spacious master bathroom. A carport or garage is at the rear or can be on either side). 1800 SF 

30 ft wide x 98 ft depth.

  • Site Plan - with your site address

  • Foundation plan

  • Dimensional floor plan

  • Exterior views

  • Roof plan

  • Electrical layout

  • Wall section(s)

  • Interior elevations

  • Building section(s)

  • Cabinet elevations

  • Framing & Trim details

These items below are included in package with additional fees:

  • Architectural or Engineering Stamp for permit applications - handled locally if required or by our engineers licensed in 50 states for additional fee.

  • Soil tests if required- arranged for additional fee

  • Mechanical Drawings (location of heating and air equipment and ductwork) - your subcontractors typically handle this with our coordination.

  • Plumbing Drawings (drawings showing the actual plumbing pipe sizes and locations) - your subcontractors handle this with our coordination.

  • Energy calculations - handled locally when required.

  • Interior & Landscape Design Drawings & Specifications

  • Craftsman / Mission style furniture: vermontwoodsstudios.com/categories/mission-craftsman-style-furniture craftersandweavers.com

We provide Custom Architectural Design, Planning, Engineering, Estimating, Interior Design, Landscape Design and CAD Drafting Services with utmost accuracy, enabling you to convert blueprints, PDFs’ and scanned images into accurate and editable CAD Drawings. We offer a spectrum of Planning and CAD Drafting Services as under: 1. Architectural CAD  2. Structural CAD Drafting  3. Mechanical CAD Drafting. Etc.

 

Our experienced CAD Draftsmen prepare accurate CAD drawings that are interoperable across all Autodesk products such as AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Modeling, etc. The CAD Drafting output can be any CAD Formats. We take great care of layouts and protocols along with the legends, notes, title block with correct information, details as called out on the drawing index. Having worked on global projects, our CAD Designers can comprehend complex elements to perfection. We have the expertise to cater to various clients such as Custom Home Builder Clients, Building Contractors, Architects, Homeowners, Structural Consultants, Mechanical Designers, and Fabricators. Call us now to know more about our Technical Drawings, 2D Drafting and Drawing, 3D Modeling, and CAD Designing

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