The motivating title of the article comes from the tagline for 475 Supply; one of the suppliers of speciality materials used in the construction of SpohnHome. Without a supplier like 475, a high performance house would be more costly and more difficult to build. 475 lives their mission to transform North American construction towards durable high-performance, … Continue reading Build like the future depends on it.
When I describe the modular construction of our home, many people say: "Oh, it went together like Lego blocks!" Hence, the image above.However, there is much more to it and if people have heard of modular construction, many misconceptions abound.Luckily, I came across this great article about the common myths of modular construction: LINK The … Continue reading Modular Myths
WTAE, Channel 4, Pittsburgh Interviews Bill & Elliot (EcoCraft Homes)
Jan 20, 2020: 9 hours compressed into 4 minutes 32 seconds. Interval camera used to create Time Lapse courtesy of Soracco Photography.
DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0149.JPG Marilyn and Bill beaming after the house set went so well. 1-20-2020, a day we will remember for a long time. While it started out very cold, with the trailer tires of the first module frozen to the ground, the sun shone brightly all day making it a pleasant day to watch the factory … Continue reading All set!
And there is no "Go" to end that sentence as it refers to the house modules which will be set on the foundation on January 20, 2020! (If the weather continues to cooperate.) On Monday, January 20, 2020, beginning at about 10 am, the four factory-built house modules will be set by crane on to … Continue reading Get ready, get set!
While the subtitle of this blog is "A Personalized Performance Home", the first post talks a about a high performance home. What's the difference? Why the change? Originally we started off on the path of building a Passive House. In April 2018, shortly after purchasing the land to build on, we engaged the services of … Continue reading Wait a minute, is this a high performance home or a personalized performance home?
It only makes sense to us. Marilyn and I are children of parents who grew up in the Great Depression with little to go around. We grew up in blue collar families, where scrimping and saving were part of getting by. We've been nurtured to respect the environment and wisely use the resources we have. … Continue reading Why build a high performance home?