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Steps to Ownership of Your New A.I.R. Home

Step 1: Are you ready to own an A.I.R. home?
Are you ready to own an A.I.R. home? A.I.R. offers a unique living option and we want to make sure it is compatible with your lifestyle. An initial meeting, approximately one hour in duration, will be set up with an A.I.R. consultant to discuss the intricacies of the A.I.R. lifestyle. If Canard feels that both parties are well–matched, then a second meeting for a lifestyle analysis will be scheduled.

Step 2: Who are you?
The lifestyle analysis will take about an hour and a half and is a comprehensive exploration of your lifestyle patterns, personal preferences, daily routines, likes and dislikes, and any specific needs or requirements you may have. The Lifestyle Analyser will compile the resulting data and email a written report of the findings to you within one week of your visit. This report will offer a selection of housing options and locations that will meet your lifestyle needs and desires.

Step 3: Which location is right for you?
Potential locations for your A.I.R. home are endless and limited only by your imagination. Access to surrounding amenities, commuting time to work, height of the host structure, and the orientation of your unit are all things to consider when making your decision about where to put your A.I.R. home. There are many steps in locating the perfect site, and at Canard we work with you to discover the ideal location. The first step in finding you location is a consultation with our siting specialist. A detailed evaluation will be created and our team will research the city to find the ideal location. Once your location preferences and options have been developed, you will make an initial non-refundable down payment of $10,000 that will be applied against the final cost of your new home. Canard will then work with our partners to secure the location. In the case that you already have an area or particular structure in mind, our siting specialist will work with our partners to obtain access to your desired site.*

Once a site has been secured, the next step is to schedule a site visit. Because site access is critical for every A.I.R. home, we will set up a site visit to develop an appropriate delivery and installation strategy. The delivery assessment includes a site visit by the architects and siting specialist, who will determine the following:

   1. Which A.I.R. unit will work on your site.
   2. The optimum sun exposure assessed through a solar study.
   3. Placement of the A.I.R. unit based on sound and wind exposure.
   4. Which custom support system is possible with the site.
   5. Where the customised access point will be located.
   6. The appropriate delivery method and positioning of your home.
A delivery assessment meeting will be scheduled and will last about one hour. A written report, schematic design documents, and photographs will be emailed within two weeks of your site visit.

Step 4: What does ‘home’ feel like?
This is your opportunity to work with our Interior Mood consultants to decide what unit would best suit your needs and create your ideal living environment. Canard will send you an Ambiance Package that will include a catalogue of materials and finishes to choose from in personalizing your A.I.R. home and should be reviewed before your meeting. During your design meeting, any modifications to your unit will be discussed. If you would like assistance furnishing your new home, please let us know.

Step 5: Realizing hopes
Your total project cost will depend on many factors unique to your A.I.R. home and your host site. Based on the working budget that will be updated throughout the process, Canard will meet with you to confirm the total final cost of your A.I.R. home from consultation through construction and installation. We work closely with clients to find the best solution for their site and each project is carefully considered. Common circumstances that can affect the feasibility and costs of your A.I.R. home include:

° Height of structure that your home will be attached to.
° Reinforcement of existing structure, if needed.
° Distance between the factory and site location affects transportation costs.
° Security considerations of host building.

If you require financing for your project, you will need to obtain pre-approval from a modular–friendly lender. If you do not have a lender, Canard would be happy to introduce you to lenders who are competitive, informed, and modular–friendly.

Step 6: Building your dreams
Once the permits and financing are approved, we begin the next exciting step to ownership. The plans for your A.I.R. home will be sent to our factory to be built and inflated. During this time, any needed site preparations are completed in advance of the positioning of your new A.I.R. unit. Once our site contractor has prepared the site and the modules have been built, Canard will arrange to have your new A.I.R home delivered to your site and attached to the existing structure. Our module home travels by truck or helicopter to the location and requires a crane or other technology to install. Once attached, your new home is ready for moving in!

Step 7: Celebrating your new Canard home
Get out your champagne glass and prepare to enjoy your new A.I.R. home!

*Please note that while Canard has cultivate many partnerships with both the public and private sector, there is a small possibility that we may be able to collaborate with a specific structure or in the rare case we simply cannot negotiate access due to the political circumstances of the building (i.e. an embassy, police station ). Under these circumstances an alternative solution will have to be considered.


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