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.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Open House report







At various times, groups came and went—we probably had around 60 or 70 in total, with about that many children (or it seemed that way) the whole time...

From top, some party scenes, the credits were posted, but we ran out of room for "gratuitous advisors," there were too many to list. Second, Red from Doug Paddock's crew, David Stoffregen from Natural Lines Painters, Paul Cook and Lloyd. Third, Bill Anderson (the mason who built it) lights the ceremonial first fire in the outside fireplace; we ended up needing it. At bottom, Bill with John Larter, drainage consultant Dean Schofield, and Lloyd.

All in all, a lot of people, a lot of yacking, a lot of kids running around, and a lot of fun. Today, a little cleanup (thanks everyone). And then, I will put in some of the wonderful plants people brought and sit still on the porch for a bit.

Some new faces I was glad to see: the Hamms, Ray Finn, Gordon Maxfield back from traveling, the Colantonios. New lessons learned: make more chili than that, don't use that eye hook to hang a swing from, and it's great to have a party before painting. Now I don't have to wipe up finger marks.

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6 Comments:

At September 21, 2009 at 9:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations and happy home coming! Other Mother

 
At September 21, 2009 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Claudia said...

Looks like a bitchin time was had by all. Sorry I missed it!

 
At September 21, 2009 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Claudia said...

Sorry. Should have said "wicked cool." Massachusetts. . .

 
At September 21, 2009 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Wolfen said...

And a wonderful time was had by ALMOST all!

 
At September 22, 2009 at 12:03 AM , Blogger Claudia said...

Who didn't have a wonderful time?

 
At September 22, 2009 at 11:29 AM , Blogger Wolfen said...

The kid Ruca pounced.

 

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