Eco architecture

STAYING WARM IN THE BITTER COLD

January 6 was the coldest day in the past 10 years here in rural Ridgeway. A newly-named weather phenom, known as a polar vortex, had descended on the Driftless Area.  In downtown Dodgeville, -22F was flashing out front of the Wells Fargo Bank – and a brutal wind produced a […]

THE TALE OF A TIMBER FRAME TREE

There are many trees holding up our house that I remember with the same detail. Where they stood, why we selected them, working on finishing them, watching them come together into the timber frame of Underhill House. It’s easy to forget how much we rely on these amazing plants. The […]

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PAINT

Trying to build as greenly as possible means constant decisions. When we got ready to paint Underhill House, we had two basic questions. 1.  What company to go with? We started out getting paint from Sherwin Williams because we were familiar with them and liked them.  We got the paint […]

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