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Our Net Zero Home Part Two – Home Renos At Work

Our Net Zero Home Part Two – Home Renos At Work

As of the last update, Jim and I were in the process of prepping the floors for new flooring. We tore up carpets, and I pulled out more staples than I want to know. We did this for each of the rooms that still had carpet, all three upstairs bedrooms, the living room,...
Our Net Zero Home Part Two – Home Renos At Work

Our Net Zero Home Part Two – Busy, Busy

Last week, we announced that we were done with the plans to build a net zero home, and we are. However, that does not mean we are sitting down and resting. In fact, the day we made the decision, Jim was renting a jackhammer and destroying the concrete pad at the back...
Our Net Zero Home Part Two – Home Renos At Work

Our Net Zero Home – A Sad Conclusion

It should never amaze me how things can change suddenly from one day to the next. Yet, they do. Last week was no different. After waiting the entire month of August for the appraisal, we finally received it on Thursday of last week – two days past the promised...

Our Net Zero Home – The Slow Grind

It’s been a while since we’ve been back here to update on the house and to be honest, things have been a slow grind. After closing on the lot, we moved quickly to clearing it, as you saw in the previous post. All the trees and root systems were dug out, and the excess...

Our Net Zero Home Journey Begins…

Michelle has granted me access to her site so that we (mostly I) can document the journey we are starting now in building the home we’ve always wanted and at the same time attempting to minimize the impact this home has on the environment.  This has been a pipe...