Deltec Price Explanations

About Our Pricing in General

We design and engineer your home to be the custom home that is right for you and your location.  So, each of our homes and their prices will be different. With homes from a tiny home built in Florida to a castle in Connecticut, built in places as wide ranging from the US Virgin Islands to Mongolia, there are a huge amount of variables that can dramatically impact the cost.

That said, we also want to provide enough information to allow you to make an informed decision for what type of home might be right for you based on your location. These ranges were developed to provide you what a representative home of its size and type might cost you at the lowest end and the highest end with the most typical features and needed structural engineering. Our customers have found it helpful to engage with us early in the process so that we can provide a more tailored price that reflects their specific needs and geographic requirements.

Shell Price Range

What is included

Each shell includes the full exterior structural elements of the home including wall panels, exterior sheathing, floor and roof trusses, pre-installed windows, siding, and connecting hardware among others.  It also includes design help (often avoiding the cost of an architect), green building consultation, and project guidance through the entire build of your home. We can easily provide you a more detailed and specific price estimate for the shell price based on your specific needs.

Example of things that might make your shell price fall on the lower range

  • Homes built on slabs
  • Standard windows and siding
  • Built-in sustainability features only
  • Homes located outside disaster zones in more standard building conditions

 Example of things that would make your shell price on the higher range

  • Homes built on crawl spaces, basements, or pilings
  • Specialized features such as metal roofs, upgraded windows, additional structural fasteners
  • Homes requiring specific location required features such as moisture control
  • Homes built in disaster zones and/or areas with unique building conditions

Turnkey Price Range

These costs are highly dependent on your personal finish preferences, building style, fixture and appliance selections and the building location.  These ranges are designed to help you determine if what you are considering meets your preliminary budget needs.  We can then work with you to provide a personalized rough estimate using our regional estimating software. As you work with our design and project teams on your specific plans, you will be able to use these plans to help your local builder put an actual turnkey quote together.

What is not included in the turnkey price ranges

It doesn’t include your land purchase price, state/local tax, freight for shell delivery by truck or barge, extensive site work for difficult pieces of property, or supplemental engineering needed for specific sites or locations.

Example of things that might make your turnkey price fall on the lower range

  • Standard appliances
  • Builder grade flooring
  • Builder grade finishes and fixtures
  • No decking
  • Lower cost building area with more national average labor rates

Example of things that would make your shell price on the higher range

  • Professional-style luxury appliances
  • Premium flooring
  • Custom finishes
  • Expansive decking and outdoor living areas
  • High demand building areas with high labor rates

Still not sure what this means for you or how to start? Feel free to schedule a call with us so we can walk you through your specific situation and what model and options best meet your building goals.

How did we calculate estimated energy savings?

Estimated yearly energy savings are based on this Deltec home compared to an existing home of the same size built in 1990, using the national average energy costs. Exact energy savings will vary based on site-specific variables. These estimates do not include on-site renewable energy generation, such as a solar electric array or solar hot water system. Adding those options would mean even more energy savings.

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