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plan set: $600
site planning: hourly at $100/hr

VITA – meaning "life" – captures the spirit of this open, inviting, and efficient home designed with a focus on aging-in-place and mobility. Its flexible layout and purposeful features accommodate a wide range of lifestyles, and its small footprint can be easily configured to fit many properties.


VITA is designed for affordable construction through a small footprint of only 500 square feet and using common, readily available construction methods and materials.


VITA is congruous with a range of aesthetics from modern to traditional. It is complementary to the many bungalow style houses in Raleigh, yet features simple, modern materials and details. Sustainable features include electric appliances, heat pump dryer, heat pump air conditioning, optional radiant floor heating embedded concrete slab, solar panel ready, and efficient use of materials.

VITA was the winning entry in the ADU design competition "An ADU for U", sponsored by Better Living Design, AARP, and City of Raleigh. It is available for fast-track permitting via the City of Raleigh ADU Fast Track Portal, and 

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