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, December 23, 2008

End Day Seven


And on the eighth day, they will rest. The last two doors are being constructed (inside) and the two sets will be hung tomorrow, then the barn is done. Well, for now.

Yes, there IS a cupola, but we need to shingle the roof first... and we still need a weathervane. So if you find a cool old one, send it along. We'll ask SCPB's crane to help us lift the cupola on when they're craning mid-winter. If the weather gives us a break after Christmas, we'll shingle the roof and get us some sort of heater so we can work in comfort. Of course, we need to await warmer times to pour the concrete floor, but we're good to go for now on gravel. Besides, the building will be settling for a bit. But it's nice to get out of the wind.

2 Comments:

At December 23, 2008 at 10:43 PM , Blogger Wolfen said...

Holy Cow. Wasn't I just standing there a few days ago? Out in the open? Amidst a few pieces-a-wood hither and thither? Dis be major progress. And fast has gotta mean green! Hey, less days of commuting means less fuel usage to and from the site! Wahoo! Way to go!!

 
At December 24, 2008 at 12:16 PM , Blogger C said...

I bet the doors are on. Now to paint the cupola. . .
Article about the find of a huge geothermal field in Utah

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2008/12/24/business/AP-Geothermal-Rush.html

 

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