a work in progress news from Small House Bluffton archive of articles and videos here.
OPEN HOUSE! Sunday, July 28, 2-4 p.m.
All are welcome to come
check on our progress and ask questions about the construction materials and
process. The house is designed with improved energy efficiency, coupled
with smaller living spaces, among other “green” building practices. It
is the goal of Small House Bluffton and builder Andy Chappell-Dick to
certify the finished home under two ratings programs: LEED for Homes
and Energy Star.
_____________________________________________________ Friday, May 24, 2013
Cutting and craning the Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) into place on the 207 N. Lawn Avenue project.
_____________________________________________________ Monday, April 15, 2013
With April showers delaying the groundbreaking, it's a good time to take care of business. Small House Bluffton joined the most active small-town Chamber of Commerce in the state of Ohio, as the 183rd member.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Preliminary drawings for the house at 207 N. Lawn are hot off the engineer's, uh, mouse. These days every wall, window, and nail is rendered by AutoCAD computer software before anybody even looks for a hammer. It doesn't have to be so, but in this case the structure of the house will include no studs or rafters. Instead, the walls and roof are composed of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), a "sandwich" of insulation between two wood sheets. Kind of a like a house made of cards, except the cards are really well insulated. And by their nature and the way they're joined, this house can sustain hurricane force winds without a bend or creak. Lots more on SIPs as the build progresses!
_____________________________________________________ Bluffton News, Thursday, January 17, 2013
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about green building?
Why small? How small? Is
smaller better? It's a subjective question... the answer depends on
the sensibilities of the homeowner, but more and more people are
concluding that a smaller house can be WAY better.