Author Archives: Ann

Rubber Roofing

There are three typical considerations when selecting a roof. Price, durability (how long it will last) and aesthetics. In our decision process, we added another factor – sustainability. That is, the impact on the environment, either in the production of … Continue reading

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Timber Raising

We’ve never experienced a timber raising and weren’t sure what to expect. It was a beautiful day and friends, family and neighbors came out to take part in this milestone moment of our journey to build a more sustainable life. … Continue reading

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Designing Our Floorplan

Designing our floor plan seemed like an exciting project to undertake. Secretly, I always wanted to be an interior designer/architect. I remember as a kid spending hours drawing floor plans on graph paper and cutting out pictures of decor items from … Continue reading

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Site work begins–October 2014

After a long wait, (about one year) we finally received site approval from the DEC to move forward with our plans. We never anticipated it taking so long, but it gave us time to think about what we wanted and … Continue reading

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Site Selection — a “family” connnection

It isn’t easy finding the right piece of land to build your “forever” retirement home. It had to be suitable to aging in place, allowing us access to the things we enjoy most– nature, kayaking and spending time with family. With three kids … Continue reading

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