The Trusses are Up!

The trusses are up!  They went up yesterday by crane.  Just a couple special “Passive House” considerations here: • the large overhangs both on the ends of the trusses and the ladders (overhangs on the gable ends of the trusses).  The overhangs are close to 4’ deep and are there to cover the Larsen Trusses […]

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Racing with Winter

The silence may have been been deafening.  Sorry to keep you in the dark about our progress.  The build hasn’t stopped; we’ve just been putting everything we have into it in a race with winter.  Our immediate goal is to get the roof on, the walls sealed, windows in, air tightness tested and the exterior […]

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Late Thanksgiving

No, I didn’t miss Thanksgiving (the event), I just missed an opportunity to tell you how thankful we are for the people who are helping with the build and to you; the people interested in what we are doing. To the people helping our build, thank you to: Jim, James, Karl, Nick, Thomas, JF, Doug, […]

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Basement Floors are In!

Last week, we poured the basement and root cellar floors.  Thanks to our team: James, Karl, Fred and Nick! As always, concrete days are fast paced: once the trucks get there the action doesn’t stop unless the concrete says so. “Liquid stone” calls the shots for what happens and when it happens. Depending on the […]

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Prepping for back fill

The last week has been occupied with preparations to back fill the foundation. It’s been a long time since we first scraped back the earth to begin the excavation, but the length of time is not without good reason. The footings were complex, we installed a gravity drainage system to deal with the ground water […]

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