Building Our House
Our goal in building our house was to incorporate our design with long lasting green materials.  We designed the house on graph paper and had it professionally designed into blue prints.  We decided to be the general contractor on the project, so Mike took some time away from his work and spent nearly everyday at the jobsite.  We did research on materials as well as craftsman in the building process. 

The house includes:
Geothermal HVAC                      Hardwood floors from sustainable forests
Real lineoleum                           Cement board siding
Low flow toilets                           Pex plumbing system
Marvin windows                          High efficiency water heater
40 year roof shingles                 Steel beams for support
Oak and Hickory Cabinets        Energy Star appliances
Cellulose and foam insulation

It took six months from ground breaking to the time we moved in.  We ar still working on finishing up some of the details as well as the basement .  Over all we could not be happier with our new house.
Pictures of House Construction

Excavation Foundation Framing

Framing Siding

Roofing Drywall