Eco architecture

PEELING THE TREES FOR OUR HOUSE

We had a peeling party on our land this week.  Monday through Wednesday there were from six to nine people selecting and prepping the trees that will hold up the house we build next summer. On Monday most of the trees were selected from our 44 acres.  (See The First […]

THE FIRST 100 TREES FOR OUR HOUSE

Today was an exciting day.  Doug and I cleared overgrown trails and created new ones for the past few days so that today we could walk our woods with Roald Gundersen of Whole Trees Architecture and Construction  and with  his assistant Della Hansmann, who is designing our house. We were […]

BUILDING ON THE SUSTAINABLE FRONTIER

When you are building a non-traditional house, you spend a lot of time wondering about things that people building in the usual 2×4, drywall, aluminum siding and asphalt shingle world can take for granted.   But Doug and I want to be green pioneers and explore new ideas about sustainable structures.  […]