I'm interest in hiring designers and drafters to help me design and build a shipping container-based home. If you're interested, please give the following your careful consideration.
As a primer, I'd like to describe the project and my goals so that we can both better judge the fit between my goals and your capabilities without wasting too much of each-others time:
Project overview and Service provider capability:
• Project will eventually be developed as three similar homes in separate parts of the US, namely coastal North Carolina, Sonoran desert in Arizona, and coastal Washington.
• Service provider(s) would be capable of offering some or even all services ranging from schematic design, schematic design development, drafting of construction documents, construction administration, pre-fab services, and construction. I'm not necessarily looking for all of these services nor looking for all of them in one provider but rather to get the best help I can afford and better understand what you offer relevant to my needs.
• Client (myself) would own copyright, either shared or full, for all design instruments of service. Where this is not possible, client would have clear license to use instruments of service for all projects.
• Designer or Architect could, depending on proposed agreement, have first-right-of-refusal (FROR) for any modifications to design, site plan alterations, design modification, design additions, and construction documents on a competitive fee basis.
• Designer rights for publication and marketing of design work could be negotiated and offered as an exclusive right to provider of design. Elements of copyright ownership could remain independent from exclusive rights of the designer to publish and present work as their design and exclusive authorship.
• I have clear design goals and the structural design elements in mind. I'm looking for refinement of these ideas, as well as, execution of a design using experience from other projects as provider experience dictates.
Please see the attached PDF for a more detailed description of design goals and project.
I'm willing to pay by the hour or a fixed price. We can explore contractual terms that suit both parties.