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.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Back outside

We're framed and ready on the inside; the shower unit was delivered in time, the "vanities" are being fitted out to be actual vanities thanks to carpenter Sam Savage, and my friend David Stoffregen has done us the wonderful favor of giving us a first-class painter for second-class rates. Once the guys have finished up the trim, hopefully this week, David's team from Independent Paintworks (the "green" painter) is going to fill and caulk, making the exterior trim tight and sealed, then put on two coats of great paint so Flip and I won't watch the trim fall off the house after a year or two. All this before the shingle goes on, making it easier for everyone.

We're fitted out and ready for the concrete trucks tomorrow. Expansion tape is installed on the floor of the barn and seams planned in the floor of the house cellar to eliminate cracking due to expansion and contraction.


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