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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Okay, but I'm away

We moved our stuff into the barn, and split. Now in a tent in Truro, Mass, on the tip of Cape Cod, I have yet not been spared from the bureaucracy. Apparently, the plumbing inspector took the issue of a one-well geothermal/potable water source to the Massachusetts State Plumbing Board, who didn't feel confident ruling about it without speaking to the Department of Environmental Protection, who requested more information from the Board of Health, who... but you get the idea.

As of right now, we are still without our permission. In the end, I'm sure we will be approved but perhaps not in our time line. Flip says "move in and let them try to evict us." He's probably right. I want to give Holliston this last few days to do the right thing before I go over the town's head on this.

In the meantime, there are worse things than surf, and sun, and sleeping in a tent, and we are certainly enjoying all of these.

2 Comments:

At August 12, 2009 at 10:25 PM , Blogger Wolfen said...

Call the woman at the Globe. Failing that, Obama.

 
At August 15, 2009 at 7:33 PM , Anonymous glenn said...

Hi cuz, We're thinking about you. Aunt Barbara says, "hang loose." Michael says, "Wow." He's very impressed by the whole geothermal thing. Too bad he's not on a board anywhere. I could get you a great price on a formaldehyde-laden FEMA trailer for your side yard. Let's see how Holliston would like them apples.

 

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