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Frequently asked questions

You have questions and we have answers! Our founder & CEO, Jordi, answers the most frequent questions you ask us through social media. We'll be feeding this section with more videos and information as you send us more queries. Let's go for it! (For now, the videos are available only in Spanish)

1. "How much can you save with an I'M IN? efficient home?

Discover how an efficient house can save you up to 70% compared to conventional ones. We talk about the economic and environmental benefits of investing in sustainable housing and how they positively impact you in the long run.

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2. What is the construction process of #IMIN houses?

We tell you step by step how is our construction process once you have your plot.

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3. "Is it a good idea to open the windows in a passive house?"

If you're wondering if you can let some fresh air in without affecting the conditions that make your house passive, this video is for you.

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4. Are #IMIN homes considered wooden houses?"

Jordi answers the following FAQ, which explores the nature of I'm in buildings, asking if they are considered timber houses.

The main distinction lies in the use of the lightweight timber framing system or the CLT system, reflecting traditional and modern building practices.

Although the base structure is wood, I'm in houses offer fully customizable interior and exterior finishes, making them a unique fusion of durability and aesthetic freedom.

This approach allows for unmatched energy efficiency and stands out for its ability to adapt to the individual tastes of each client, offering perfect harmony between structural strength and stylistic choice.

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5. Are #IMIN homes considered green homes?

Discover how I'm in green homes are revolutionizing the construction industry. This video explores the two main reasons why our homes are eco-friendly: the sustainable use of wood and the dry construction technique. Learn how these methods contribute to the preservation of natural resources and minimize environmental impact.

The importance of using wood from managed forests. How dry construction reduces water use and the need for heavy machinery. The environmental benefits of choosing a green home.🌍 Commitment to Sustainability: Our focus is on sustainability and preserving the environment. By choosing to build with us, you are making a conscious decision for a greener future.

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6. How much does an I'm in house cost? | Discover the Cost of Your House #IMIN

At I'm In, each house we build is unique, designed exclusively for each client according to their needs, expenses, preferences and, of course, their land. For this reason, the price will vary according to each individual's choices in design, finishes, size and technical specifications. The best way to get an accurate cost to build the house of your dreams is through the elaboration of an executive project.

However, to give you a rough estimate per square meter today, it currently ranges around €2,200 .

So, don't leave without having at least that number in mind!

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7. I have a plot of land to build, what steps do I have to take?

If you have a plot of land and you are ready to build your home, the first step is to contact us, with I'm In, without any commitment. We will provide you with all the necessary information to make your new home a reality

First of all, we will orient you on the possibilities that your land offers and we will guide you in the realization of studies such as geotechnical and topographical studies. These studies will provide a clearer vision of the potential and limitations of your land. These studies can be performed by our team or, if you already have them, you can bring them with you. In addition, we will advise you on the procedures you need to follow at your local town hall to know the construction requirements.

From there, our team of architects and technicians will accompany you throughout the process until the completion of your house, fully built and ready. Let's make your dream home come true!

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8. To build my house, will I have a fixed time and price?

If you are thinking of building your own home, we guarantee a fixed time frame and a fixed price.

Our commitment is to ensure that the construction of your home is completed within a fixed time frame. The maximum duration will be decided according to the dimensions of the house and the conditions of the land, generally varying between seven and ten months, although it could be shorter or longer.

We try to make a detailed calculation to provide you with a price as accurate as possible in what is under our control, avoiding unpleasant surprises during the construction process.

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9. Can windows be opened in a passive house?

At I'm in we build Passivhaus houses, and we also build houses that are very close to a Passivhaus but adapted to the client's wishes. If we are purists, the Passivhaus standard does not recommend opening the windows, in order to avoid a sudden change in the thermal state of the house that causes an energy overload. Also, if you open the windows, air impurities will enter your home.

That said, we have to be realistic, and sometimes you may feel like opening the windows, especially on a summer or spring day. So we advocate that you can open your windows if you feel like it, but you should be aware that this will mean an energy cost. However, if you want to open the windows to ventilate the house, you should know that it is not necessary, passive houses are already prepared with a ventilation system that allows constant air circulation without the need to open the windows.

10. How comfortable is a Passivhaus in summer?

This type of house meets a standard that performs very well in both winter and summer, because its insulation is effective on very cold days and on very hot days. However, it is true that everything has to be said, and as they insulate so well from the outside, when it is summer and there are many windows it may get very hot. For this, it is highly recommended to put some suitable blinds, a sunscreen or some kind of structure that allows protection from the sun. If this is taken into account you will see that it is not a problem, and you will not have to spend a lot on air conditioning.

Find out more about how the Passivhaus standard is adapted to the Mediterranean climate in this article from our blog >> https://www.iminfortheplanet.com/post/el-estandar-passivhaus-adaptado-al-clima-mediterraneo

10. Do the finishes have to be wood?

No, the finishes do not always have to be wood, what is made of wood is the structure of the house. Making the structure out of wood helps energy efficiency, because wood contains micro air bubbles that act as insulation. That said, whether the finishes are wood or not is up to the client. We always recommend a balance between some exposed wood elements and some that are not.

Learn more about wooden houses and their finishes in this article of our blog >> https://www.iminfortheplanet.com/post/casas-de-madera-olvidate-de-las-tipicas-cabanas

11. What models of houses do you have?

This is one of the questions we are asked most often, and the answer is very simple: we don't have models of houses, we make custom-made houses. What we do is listen to our clients and then come up with a design that best fits their idea, taking into account the land, the budget and other variables.

12. How to finance the construction of a house?

The self-builder mortgage is the best option to finance the construction of a house. It is a mortgage offered by several banks and is focused on individuals who want to build a house.

The requirements are:
1) Have solvency
2) Have a developable land in property
3) Have the architectural project reviewed by the college of architects
4) Request a building permit
5) Have a construction budget from a construction company.

At I'm in we provide you with the architectural project and the construction budget.

Learn more about the self-promoting mortgage in this article of our blog >> https://www.iminfortheplanet.com/post/hipoteca-autopromotor-para-financiar-tu-nueva-casa-pasiva

13. Weather, maintenance and durability of our houses

Construction time of our houses: approximately 10 months from the date of the building permit. This time can be less or more depending on the complexity of the project and how many "green lights" we encounter throughout the project.

Maintenance: If it is well built, a house with a wooden structure has the same maintenance as a house made with more traditional materials. You will need to consider maintenance of the appliances, such as changing the filters in the ventilation system, and occasional maintenance of the facade if you have decided to use wood finishes, mostly for aesthetics.

Durability: Again, a wood frame house that is well built can have the same or more durability than a traditional masonry house.

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