Holliston LEED House

This is the story of a family who built the first LEED "green" house in Holliston, Massachusetts. We were trying to spend no more than it would take to build an ordinary house,and maybe even succeeded. The dust is still settling.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

As time goes by

Found one of the few remaining spots around the globe without a wireless connection, sorry for the break. Here’s the update:

Water quality is good. Better than good. Better than bottled. So this bodes well for a one-hole geo system if we can manage.

Financing: While economy crashes, we are still waiting to hear how much we can borrow. Fortunately, we have good credit; unfortunately, property values are down and that makes a big difference. My niece and her husband are trying to get a mortgage while their banker is breaking her pelvis on vacation, so things could be worse.

Plans: The plans are in their final stages and we should be going to building inspector soon. BUT WAIT! Of course, we found out we will need another variance from town for a new regulation about tree clearing that wasn’t even in existence when we cleared… but there you go. The town wants another $350 fee, but I don’t think we will need to have a big wait. At least I hope not.

Fearless Leader has been good about watching the documentation… we now have a “potable water source” and thus a legal site. Also, we have a bank appraiser who couldn’t find the site until guided by phone twice, which means it must be a Very Good Site.
More anon.


At October 15, 2008 at 9:40 AM , Blogger C said...

Well, this was a week ago. We're waiting with baited breath. What's going on now with the financial meltdown and etc? Water, good. Next?


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