Projects

Communicating with Contractors: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I’m trapped in a time warp. Every time I blink, several months have passed but it feels like only a day’s worth of ...

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4 Reasons Solar Power is a Hot Topic

It’s that time of year again, where it heats up to an ungodly temperature that causes sweating in astronomical ...

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Groundbreaking

For those who have followed this blog for any length of time, you probably remember our dream home project. I'm excited ...

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Simple Challenges: Taking Your Own Advice

After much anticipation and many unforeseen delays, I finally released the drawings for our dream home for permit. This ...

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Just Another Brick in the Wall

Every time I think about bricks, it calls to mind songs about bricks (Pink Floyd, the Commodores, anyone?). Looking at ...

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Metal Insulated Panels

Progress on the dream home continues as we begin to make major decisions and start full-fledged construction documents. ...

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Confessions of a Contest Junkie: Why I Can’t Quit Design

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm a design contest junkie. I definitely have a love-hate relationship with ...

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The Hidden Costs of ICF: The Value of Insulated Concrete Forms

As we continue the process of designing and building our home, we are at the stage where we are faced with making ...

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