headquarters: 2176 S Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Uniquely Modern Prefab Builder
evoDOMUS is a green modular home company based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Specializing in modern design, evoDOMUS builds sustainable, luxury prefab homes for people who are environmentally conscious.
The team at evoDOMUS uses the principles of passive design when designing their homes, taking solar orientation into account to maximize natural light and airflow.
What Sets evoDOMUS Apart from the Crowd?
evoDOMUS takes sustainability very seriously. The team designs European-style modular homes that maximize efficiency, saving you money and helping reduce your environmental impact.
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The evoDOMUS Build Process
The evoDOMUS team makes the design and building process as stress-free and straightforward as possible.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Finding Your Home Site and Financing
If their schedule permits, the evoDOMUS team can help you evaluate a property to determine whether it will work for your dream home.
If you plan to finance your home’s construction, the team suggests talking to a lender at this stage. If you don’t have a lender in mind, they can make recommendations.
Geotechnical and topographical surveys should also be performed at this stage.
Step 2: Site Visit, Assessment and Budgeting
Projects typically begin with a site visit. Someone from the evoDOMUS team will meet you at your home site to evaluate the project’s feasibility. You’ll also discuss your budget and your desires for your new home at this stage.
If you want to proceed, you’ll sign a design agreement and pay their retainer fee. The fee will depend on the size of the project and will be credited towards the purchase of the home. Typically, retainer fees range from $15,000-$25,000.
Step 3: Design Stage and Estimate
Next, the evoDOMUS team will conduct code and zoning research. Finally, the initial set of the home’s drawings will be put through their estimating department to get a rough cost estimate. This estimate also includes the cost of site preparation, foundation and crawl space or basement.
Step 4: Specifications and Details
If you’re happy with the estimated cost of the home and the home’s design, you’ll sign another contract and make another payment. This allows the team to proceed with drawing up the architectural details of the home and finding a local contractor to assist with part of your build.
At this point, you’ll come to the company's showroom to finalize your specifications, such as your:
• Wall colors
• Bathroom fixtures
• Built-in furniture (optional)
• HVAC system
• Door handles, and more
Once you’ve made these decisions, the final cost will be adjusted to reflect your choices.
Step 5: Permitting and Production
With all of the details nailed down, evoMODUS can start obtaining the necessary permits to build your home and start the building process in their facility.
While your home is being built in the facility, site work will begin at your property, such as excavation, site clearing, foundation, utility connections and more.
Step 6: Delivery and Finish
The final step is to deliver and assemble the modules. This is where your local contractor will come in to connect utility lines, finish the interior and install your HVAC system and appliances.
Generally, homes are ready for move-in 4-6 months after the foundation is set.
evoDOMUS homes are incredibly efficient. In fact, the team uses energy-simulation software to estimate how energy efficient your home will be, comparing heating, lighting, ventilation and water loads.
Great attention is given to the home’s thermal envelope (walls, roof, windows and foundation).
Here’s why evoDOMUS homes are so energy efficient.
• Homes with the company’s MOD+ wall system utilize Roxul mineral wool insulation as well as a 1.5” layer of rigid foam insulation to achieve an R-33 rating.
• The roof system has a minimum R-50 rating. Like the walls, the roof system places Roxul mineral wool between the joists at least 3” of rigid insulation above the sheathing.
• Windows are triple-pane from Germany-based Unilux. These windows combine argon gas-filled cavities, low-e coatings and thermally broken window frames for exceptional insulation. Both wood and vinyl windows are available.
• A heat recovery ventilation system ensures that fresh air continually circulates throughout the home.
• Water heaters are powered by electric heat pumps, or recirculation pumps are used to heat water.
• Optional PV solar systems can be installed to achieve net-zero levels.
When designing a home, evoDOMUS uses passive design principles to ensure the home’s orientation maximizes solar gain. The right orientation can reduce the need for artificial lighting while lowering heating and cooling costs.
Low or No VOC Finishes and Paints
Homes from evoDOMUS feature low or no VOC finishes and paints. Natural materials are used whenever possible, and many finish options are made from recycled materials. Woods and bamboo are FSC certified.
Life is stressful enough. Noise just amplifies it. Because evoDOMUS homes are so well-insulated and incredibly air-tight, they’re exceptionally quiet. As a result, homeowners can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil escape from the outside world from the moment they shut the front door.
For homes built in urban areas, the noise-reducing properties are especially advantageous.
Efficiency goes beyond energy consumption. It’s equally important to reduce your water intake as much as possible. That’s why evoDOMUS homes have:
• Low-flow toilets and showerheads
• Recirculating pump systems
• Heat pump water heaters
How Much Do evoDOMUS Luxury Modern Prefab Homes Cost?
Pricing ranges from $175 to $425 per sqft
Estimating the cost of home construction can be challenging to say the least. Costs can vary greatly from one project to the next. However, evoDOMUs does provide accurate estimates so that you know what you’ll be spending from the get-go.
That said, the company does offer a ballpark range for the cost of their homes:
• $175-$225 per square foot for just the modules
• $325-$425 per square foot with finished costs considered
These costs do not include permits or third-party engineering (such as land surveys).
Overall, the price per square foot is lower or on par with custom home builders, but you enjoy optimal energy efficiency and the beauty of a modern, luxury modular home.