About Us and Green Living
One of the homes that we built, shown below, is a hybrid timber frame. The exterior walls and the roof are SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels), and it has a no/low maintenance exterior.
And our home was VERY green! The structural insulated panels made the house warm and cozy. Without adding materials or chemicals that make sensitive people sick!
We chose to use vinyl siding (yes we did say vinyl) that actually looks like weathered cedar shakes! On more than one occasion, someone walked up to our house and touched the siding to see if it was wood.
Our home is a good example of a green home, and it is ultra energy efficient! We’ll be sharing information on the features that we used to cut down on energy use, and those that make it a green home.
Thinking about building a log or timber home?
Building a new home can be very stressful. Especially if you’ve never done it before!
Perhaps we can help.
We have built several homes for ourselves. Steve served as the general contractor.
There are some tricks to designing and building a log home. That includes timber frame, post and beam, or a structural insulated panel home.
Each kind of house is a little different in the way that you approach it. But no matter what you’d like to do, there probably is a way for you to get what you want!
As you go through the site, we’ll give you tips and pointers on how to do things right and how to save money.
And we’ve also included some decorating tips and ideas for rustic and country homes.
Of course it’s not all about us. We’d like to hear from you!
If you have any comments or would like to ask a specific question, please Contact us.