LEED Platinum and another open house

Hello there dear readers. It’s been a little quiet over here as we spent quite a few months tidying up loose ends for our LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) submission. We finally submitted it in September and earlier this month we heard back – our home is Certified LEED Platinum. To celebrate we decided to join the tour of eco homes in our town. If you care to stop by we’ll have our doors open from 1-4 pm next Sunday November 1st.

Home Hop, here we come

There’s been a frenzy of activity over here as we tidy things up and get ready to open our doors as part of the first ever Green Home Tour in our town.

Back when we were only dreaming about building our own place some day, we took part in some pretty cool tours in Alberta and BC. Some featured a single home, others featured lane way homes, and the most memorable included homes where each one was built with a different construction method, be it chip, slip and plaster; timber frame with straw bale; or faswall blocks. We learned so much from some great people and we’re excited to now be a position to pass the torch.

In getting ready for this tour, we’ve gotten to know some other fine folks in town who have built their own eco homes too. If you’re curious to see what has transpired we invite you to join us on Sunday October 26, 2014 between noon and 4 pm.