Low energy use / low maintenance home built to Passive House standards.

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30 - 1September

9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Home as “Basecamp” – built to Passive house standards

A new-built home, built to Passive House standards for the architect and her husband. The house is super insulated and oriented to work with the sun throughout the year – large windows to capture the sun during the cold months and shading to block the sun in the summer.  The house also is protected from winter winds, but open to summer breezes.

The exterior of the house is simple, but a striking reflection of the local farming environment. The materials are low maintenance, as is the landscaping. The siting of the house combined with the natural landscaping gives privacy and encourages the residents to feel close to local flora and fauna.

The architect has spent a lot of time camping and traveling and wanted the house to capture the feeling of freedom of those activities. The spaces are efficient and practical – easy to keep clean, not fussy and designed to create a free-flowing  space that opens up to the nature beyond the large windows.

Our home is our “basecamp”. Both the architect and her husband, an accountant, work from home and intend on continuing to do so for many years as they age. Aging in place is an important part of the design and include accessibility, but also low maintenance and low energy costs.

Come out and visit us on Saturday, September 30th, 9am-5pm and Sunday, October 1st, 9am-5pm.