Call it the Sears house of sustainability.
Each SmartHomze kits includes materials for building a highly energy-efficient house shell, including a solar-energy system, a mini-split heating and cooling unit and a ventilator that captures warmth from the indoor air before it's expelled outside.
Windows, doors and the materials for the roof and exterior walls are also included, but the customer has to supply the interior walls, appliances, cabinets, plumbing fixtures and the like -- plus the labor, of course.
Kits are available for houses ranging in size from 560 to 1,700 square feet. The houses are constructed with Vantem's structural insulated panels, which allows for a great deal of flexibility on the interior layout.