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By now you’ve watched me argue against the common reasons people fail to seek green certification on their home, and you’ve read my follow-up detailing common problems that can happen in  homes that don’t bother to certify. Intrigued, hopefully you’ve then gotten a better understanding of the process of…

Deltec Home in California

When you have a view like this, how could you build anything other than a Deltec? Located in Sonoma County, California, this home is 2,546 square feet made up of two stories of our 1,000 model, a 16′ x 32′ crescent wing used as a master suite and a…

By now, you’ve seen my arguments in defense of green building certification programs, and you’ve even seen some of the problems that can arise in homes that don’t certify. Now that you’re convinced of the importance of green certification, it’s time to take a little time to help you…

If you’ve been on our website or read about Deltec, chances are you’ve seen a thing or two about green building, or about its components: energy efficiency, air quality, material sustainability or building durability.  But have you heard about an umbrella term that encompasses many of these topics, the…

deltec homes round house

When Deltec homeowners, Jean and Gordon, decided to build a second home, they knew it had to be in a country setting. Having both grown up on a farm — Jean in the Irish midlands and Gordon on the Canadian prairies — they were drawn to a rural setting tucked away…

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Over the past several years, there has been an increase in multigenerataional homes across the country. In fact, Pew Research found that in 2016, a record of 64 million people—20% of the population—lived with multiple generations in one home. With the aging baby boomers and more millennials moving back…

By Leigha Dickens, Green Building and Sustainability Manager for Deltec Homes Last month, I listed common reasons I hear from those who build homes but don’t get them certified through a third party green building certification program—arguing that with certification you end up getting a better house out of…

deltec homes lake house

One thing—among others—that makes Deltec homes unique is that nearly all of the materials we use craft each home come from the United States. In fact, each Deltec is 99.9% made in America. The .1% is one single stainless steel nail vital to Deltec construction that, despite our ongoing…

deltec homes ridgeline

When Peter and Jenna decided to build a new home, they wanted the layout to take what they loved, and what they didn’t love, from their former addresses—including a Victorian flat in San Francisco, built in the 1870s. Deltec’s Ridgeline model and its open floor plan fit the bill….

(Flawed) Reasons People Don’t Use Green Building Certification Programs By Leigha Dickens, Green Building and Sustainability Manager for Deltec Homes If I had a dollar for every time a client chose not to certify their new Deltec through a third party green building program (e.g. Energy Star for Homes,…

We recently noticed a comment on a picture of one of our round houses that read “it’s weird” and it got us thinking…Yes! That’s true. We want to personally thank that person because they get it. This compliment reminds us of a great quote: “Convention is the enemy of…

deltec homes in the bahamas

Some of our customer stories transport us to exotic destinations, demonstrate the extraordinary turns that home building can take and once again illustrate how Deltec homes play key roles in people’s most adventurous life objectives. In this feature we’re sharing the story of a couple living their dream on…

Deltec Homes has been building hurricane resistant homes since 1968. With over 5,000 Deltecs worldwide, we’ve seen our homes survive direct hits from some of the most damaging hurricanes in history. Below are tips for how to prepare yourself for the upcoming season. Know all evacuation routes Make sure…

deltec homes model home

In recent years, the reputation of prefabricated homes has shifted from an affordable alternative to traditional building, to a high end modern option that is disrupting the home building industry. Since 1968, Deltec Homes been the leading provider of unique, luxury prefab homes. This list shows a few variations…

deltec homes interior

New Deltec homeowners, Matt and Kim, have lived in Asheville with their family since 2002. Not long after their arrival to the gorgeous Western North Carolina city—not to mention Deltec’s home base—they purchased a lot in their dream neighborhood. Having owned the property for 10 years, they were eager…

Deltec Homes virtual tour

As you may know, Deltec Homes is an international company. We’ve shipped homes all over the world and with that means we’ve developed great knowledge about new home construction in pretty much any location you  can think of. It also means we have a lot of people outside of…

This week, we ventured high into the rugged peaks of the Western North Carolina Mountains to interview some of our more…unique Deltec homeowners. These particular homeowners have always been very reclusive. It’s hard to blame them for this since their species, the Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel, is considered federally…

deltec homes april fools

We take great pride in how energy efficient our homes are. But let’s be honest, we can only go so far. That’s why after years of research, we’re excited to announce our newest home feature that will truly change the industry as we know it:

deltec homes in tennessee

Having lived all over the place, and after relocating from Washington DC to Eastern Tennessee, Mark and Nancy knew exactly what they wanted and what they didn’t want in their new home.  Once they started searching, it was clear that an existing home wouldn’t fit the bill, so they…

asheville builders

“What we do is unique…” That’s typically how we begin the answer to the question “what does Deltec Homes do?” Because it is. Even though we’re based in Asheville, we are an international homebuilder so a lot of our business comes from outside of Western North Carolina. Therefore, we…

deltec homes ridgeline

When chef-turned-organic farmer, Evan Chender, decided to make the move from New York City to Weaverville, NC—following stints in Italy and Denmark—he knew one thing for certain: “It was important for me to live on my farm,” he said. The owner of The Culinary Gardener, which provides specialty produce,…

deltec homes panoramic views

Some may not realize that Deltec Homes actually began by building our round structures for resort and commercial developments. Since then, our primary business has shifted to residential homes, but we’re still very much involved with commercial projects. We’ve built everything from schools to medical offices to yoga studios….

This has been a very exciting year at Deltec Homes! As we approach 2018 (i.e., our 50th year!), we reflect on some of our 2017 highlights: Launching the Solar Farmhouse While we were confident there was going to be a great reaction to the launch of the Solar Farmhouse…

deltec homes round homes

For our next Featured Home, we’re heading to South Dakota to visit Alan & Jamie, Deltec homeowners who built a 1500 model on a basement with an 8′ x 8′ connector to a two-car garage. Among other features of the home is an open floorplan, our pre-stained tongue &…

Meet our Director of Planning & Design and Director of Sales, Mark Bloomfield & Dallam Hart! They both started working at Deltec in 1997 and we think you’ll agree that the 20 year friendship is very apparent. Learn more about these employees and others on our Staff Page.  …

round deltec homes on lake james

After an exciting career traveling the world while working for the US Embassy, Ben and Elaine N. were ready to build their dream home. They decided on a quiet, lakeside community on the shores of Lake James in North Carolina. Ben and Elaine’s first step was to attend a…

It may come as no surprise that many of our homeowners build a Deltec as a vacation rental. We find that all of the benefits that come with a Deltec (i.e., panoramic views, hurricane resistance, very little maintenance) make for the ideal rental property. Whether you’re looking to go…

Meet our Project Managers: Chad, Kerry and Andrea. They’re the ones who help our customers design floorplans, select options, schedule production…pretty much everything! Learn more about these employees and others on our Staff Page.  

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As a bat biologist who got his start exploring caves in college, Chris Sanders has always had a deep-seated respect for the environment. It follows, then, that when it came time to build on his property in central Pennsylvania, energy efficiency and sustainability were top priorities. Less obvious might…

In this month’s Meet the Staff video, we talk Mel Brooks movies, first cars and darts. Enjoy getting to know Sales Consultants David Ledford & Mark Bennink! Learn more about these employees and others on our Staff Page.  

Deltec Homes Prefab Model

The House A custom 1500 square foot round home in Mars Hill, NC. Open to the public to allow our costumers to come and see what net-zero living feels like in the round! HERS Score: 7 Certifications: Energy Star for Homes, NC, GreenBuilt Platinum and Net-Zero Certified Projected Yearly…

deltec prefab net zero

The House A custom Ridgeline model from our Renew Collection in Asheville, NC HERS Score: 6 Certifications: Energy Star for Homes, NC GreenBuilt Platinum and Net-Zero Certified, winner of Asheville Parade Of Homes Greenest Home Award Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $1450 (compared to typical new construction) The Story Amy…

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Philip, a retired C.P.A. from Atlanta, was thinking about building a timber frame house on his newly purchased property in Montreat, NC. That was  until he met a couple who lived nearby that quickly changed his mind. They invited him to their custom-built, Deltec home in Black Mountain and…

This month we’re introducing you to two more Sales Consultants: Tim Riddle and Tom Mitchell. We’re especially fond of their reminiscing on question #3 Learn more about these employees and others on our Staff Page.

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In recent years, the reputation of prefabricated homes has shifted from an affordable alternative to traditional building, to a high end modern option that is disrupting the home building industry. Since 1968, Deltec Homes been the leading provider of unique, luxury prefab homes. This list shows a few variations…

arts and crafts deltec homes

Click images to enlarge When Scott and Sam decided to build a new home, they knew exactly what they wanted. Living in Asheville, an area that helped establish and still embraces Arts and Crafts design and architecture, they wanted a home that embodied this traditional style, but with a…

We’re excited to kick off a new video series where we’ll be introducing you to the people behind every Deltec home. As a national company, we don’t get to meet everyone we talk to on a daily basis, so these videos will feature members of our sales team, planning…

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You’ve likely heard the terms “prefabricated”, “modular” or “panelized” when it comes to home building. Although they’re sometimes used interchangeably, there are actually distinct differences between these types of construction. Prefabricated Prefabricated homes (or “prefab”) is a broad term that refers to several different types of building. Technically, any…

construction prefab deltec

As you’ve seen in previous blog posts, a lot of people are curious about how long it takes to build a Deltec home. We demonstrate various timeline scenarios on our Building Timeline page, but recently we’ve had a lot of questions about how fast a Deltec can be delivered….

deltec homes boone nc

With a view like this, how could you not build a round house? Sitting about 1000 feet above the town of Boone, North Carolina on Howard Knob Mountain, it’s no wonder creating a panoramic view was a top priority for homeowners George and Terry. “We needed a home to…

As we begin 2017, we reflect on what a whirlwind year 2016 was. It has been a great year here at Deltec and we want to wrap it up by highlighting some of our favorite moments. 1. Becoming the First Certified B Corp Prefabricated Home Builder One of the…

In recent years, prefabricated building has gained more and more recognition as a “better way to build”. In addition to being faster and more energy efficient, prefab homes can be customized to fit your needs and personal taste. Whiles the rest of the world is just now catching up,…

deltec homes texas prefab

Everything doesn’t have to be bigger in Texas! This right-sized home features 2075 total square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and plenty of outdoor space. The homeowners chose our 1600 round model and 24′ x 20′ Crescent Wing, which they use as a sun porch to further blur the…

Deltec Homes prefab

Timing is important! That’s why one of the first things people ask, and one of the first things we try to explain, is how long it typically takes to build a Deltec, from breaking ground to moving in. Answer: The time frame from deposit to move-in day can vary…

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Hurricane Matthew devastated  the Caribbean and coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina & North Carolina. We had about 100 Deltec homeowners in its path & have reached out to all of them. Thankfully, everyone we spoke to is safe and sound. Thousands of people on the East Coast, however,…

deltec homes green prefab

When you see a home under construction, does it look like the picture on the left? That’s pretty common with traditional stick-built construction. In fact, with traditional on-site building, about 25-30% of construction materials are sent to the landfill. Mind you, that’s material you pay for! When you build…

This month’s featured home takes us to Tennessee! Don & Linda built our 1600 model with a 16’x16’ connect to an 800 round garage. The home features a finished basement, 3 bedrooms/3 bath, wrap around porch & amazing metal roof. When asked why they chose a Deltec for their…

Deltec Model Home & Innovation Center

We’re excited to share some new photography of our Model Home & Innovation Center. Why do we call it Model Home & Innovation Center? The net-zero energy home serves as both a showcase for prospective buyers, as well as a research and development tool for us to study energy…

Deltec Homes Case study

The House Ridgeline B model in North Carolina, 1604 square feet. Their Story Rick and Maureen turned to Deltec, a company in their own backyard, to help them build the green home of their dreams. Having fallen in love with the Ridgeline design—created for Deltec Homes by a local…

Their Story Jim and Gail of Abingdon, VA grew up as environmentalists and readers of Mother Earth News—which is where they found Deltec Homes. They wanted to build a home that incorporated the oldest, yet most effective green technologies: passive solar design. They used the Deltec Homes’ Crescent Chalet…

This contemporary and simple model is designed for form and function when it comes to sustainability and layout. For this Renew Collection feature, I asked Andrea Martin, Deltec CAD Designer and brain behind the Highland what inspired her to create this model. “We knew contemporary homes are light and…

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Deltec is very unique, so we understand if there’s a little confusion about what exactly we provide. Answer: Deltec provides the structural shell of your home, which includes the exterior wall system, roof system and floor system (click here for the entire list).  These images are great examples of…

Deltec homes Charleston

Summer is approaching quickly and we’re dreaming of a nice, relaxing beach vacation. Enter Mountain to Sea, a Deltec home on Folly Beach, South Carolina. This two-story, 2992 square-foot home is across the street from the beach and features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, amazing ocean views and great outdoor…

Sunday April 24, 2016 | 12pm – 4pm 275 Manor Road | Mars Hill, NC 28754 – click here for directions Bring the whole family to come see our new model home! The 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1500 square feet model features some of our most advanced energy efficient options and…

We’re so excited to announce that we have become the first prefabricated homebuilding company to achieve B Corp Certification! The prestigious certification is given to companies who meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and use the power of business to…

Our sales team got together and made up a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs, if you will). Throughout the year, we’ll feature different questions and answers in our newsletter and blog to help you better understand why a Deltec is like no other home. The first…

This Arts and Crafts style model offers a combination of classic architectural appeal and modern high-performance design. An open floorplan and the 400-square-foot wraparound porch ensures comfortable living space both indoors and out. Chad Moore, Deltec project manager and the lead designer of the Chestnut tells us more about…

This winter has us dreaming of a sunny, warm escape! Enter “Little Cayman Escape”, a Deltec in the Cayman Islands used as a rental property for a very lucky homeowner. The 1,600 model on pilings features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large porch with an amazing view of…

We’re excited to announce that Deltec has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. We were chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling…

Deltec homes panoramic view

The first newsletter of every year features a “best of” the previous year.  As we look back, we realize 2015 was quite a year! We had some great highlights including a feature on the DIY Network show Breakneck Builds, construction of a new net-zero model home, a new planbook…

Post by Leigha Dickens, Deltec Green Building and Sustainability Manager & Certified HERS Rater What’s Your HERS Score? If you haven’t heard of the RESNET HERS index and you’re interested in energy efficient building, prepare for a brief lesson (and take notes!).  The HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index…

hurricane proof home

Deltec is so excited to have our first Florida Homebuilding Seminar in St. Petersburg on February 6! Attendees will get an in-depth look at what makes a Deltec the perfect coastal home: from panoramic views to hurricane resistance. One of the most important aspects of our seminars is taking…

rotating deltec home

Earlier this year, Deltec did a trip giveaway to Around the Sea, the world’s first rotating bed & breakfast located in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Did I mention it happens to be a Deltec? Our winners, Edwin and Rhena, couldn’t believe they had actually won. In fact, they thought…

Steve Linton, president of Deltec and Leigha Dickens, green building and sustainability manager were invited to speak at the National Association of Home Buiders’ International Builders’ Show on January 21st in Las Vegas. In their interactive presentation, you’ll not only discover the essential elements of a high performance home,…

deltec homes ridgeline net zero prefab home

Many may remember our excitement a few months ago about the very first Renew Collection home under construction in Virginia.  Today, the Ridgeline B model is complete and we’re in awe of how beautiful it turned out! The active solar home has 1604 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths….

Deltec Homes camp cabin

Since the beginning, Deltec Homes as been passionate about building homes for the future. Best known for their strength and ability to blend well with nature, our homes can truly bring the outdoors in. So when the YMCA of Western North Carolina approached us to build the cabins at…

deltec homes sustainability report

This past year at Deltec we focused on growing our company while continuing our environmental stewardship. In our 2014 sustainability report you’ll find updates on our activities and performance in relation to our environmental and community outreach commitments. Highlights of the report include case studies of three of the…

Leigha Dickens, Deltec’s green building and sustainability manager is featured in this blog post about her adventures at Building Science Summer Camp I just got back from the 19th Annual Westford Symposium on Building Science, often referred to as Building Science Summer Camp. Just like with any good camp,…

Deltec Homes delivered their first home to the yurt’s country of origin, Mongolia. “Yurts are the traditional homes in Mongolia, so we’ve seen the benefits of living in a round structure firsthand,” said new Deltec homeowner Agar Batkhuyag of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. “I think keeping the traditional round shape in…

Just months after the launch of the Renew Collection, Deltec Homes delivered the first net-zero home to Dr. Marie DeVerneil, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Located in Virginia, the home will feature passive solar design, solar panels with battery backup, a double stud wall…

Deltec Homes ships 5000 homes

When Theresa and Tom Whetstine decided to build a Deltec, they didn’t realize their home would mark a major milestone for the company: It’s the 5,000th home since the company started in 1968. “Finding out that our future home was the 5,000th made us even more excited,” said Theresa….

With demands for more energy efficient homes in general, and rising interest in Deltec’s Renew Collection in particular, Deltec Homes has added a new lineup to their signature homebuilding seminars. On October 18, 2014, the first seminar dedicated to building a net-zero Deltec home will take place at the…

It’s good to remember every now and again that problems can often be resolved by stepping back and taking a fresh look at the big picture. A case in point: Deltec’s insulated headers. Deltec uses GreenGuard® wrap for insulating, and we have done so for many years. GreenGuard® helps…

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