I want to share a love story.
After several years of building a life together, my husband Pete and I stumbled into the opportunity to build something much more tangible together: our first house. 1,605 more words
So, I haven’t been making as much progress as I’d like on the Togstad project in August but it is for an excellent reason. I’ve been designing another project – a new Passive House residence to be constructed in the Bloomington, IL area. 151 more words
Six years ago New Zealand experienced the coldest week in recorded history, but our recently finished passive solar villa performed perfectly during the cold snap. Even with single-glazing in much of our home, it stayed warm during the frigid week without using any heat source other than the sun. 71 more words
Saturday, I gave a lecture at the MREA Energy Fair in Custer, WI about the joy of working with my parents to design their timber frame, straw bale, passive solar house, Underhill, completed four years ago. 618 more words