Read this article first (30.30.30 rule). Nowadays everything is manufactured to have a short life. The economy has to keep going. Building something that last “hundreds of years” it’s not a good “investment” in the long run. Real estate, monthly bills and expenses as well as food is a “good business”. Doors, windows, the kitchen, the bathroom (especially the fancy ones) could cost a significant amount of money. Compared to the whole investment all this represents a pretty big part.
We start from scratch. Concept: we want to use basic materials (wood, metal, stone, glass) that last “centuries” but looks like the ultimate luxury. (in case you’re into that). Basically we want the houses to look “old money”. A house and furniture that outlast anything on the market so that even your grandchildren will be safe financially. We succeed. They will have to do just minor renovations.
Just think about the really rich people buying castles as an investment. Its price will never go down. It will last “forever”. It’s a good investment, especially if it remains in the family. We wanted all of “agelessness”: “for free” or extremely cheap. We managed to make it. It’s quite simple. Basically we “cut out” anything that doesn’t support the main concept, anything that costs money or time, anything that requires special skills.
Quick example: We want wood for the doors so we call the “ranger” in the forest directly. Everything in between it’s just a waste of money and time. More people, more companies, more factories, more transportation involved will just skyrocket the final price. Yes, that’s obvious … everybody knows this. So we designed a door that it’s “stupid simple” to make. There are few components, insulates well and resists hundreds of years. We managed to cut out most of the “paperwork” as well as the middleman. We simplified the architecture and in the engineering and manufacturing process. From the basic materials we will get the “final” product almost “immediately”.