Sunday, December 13, 2009

In the News!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

we're on site!

No More Milton.

A Real House.

more to come...

Thursday, October 1, 2009


One week...

One week from today, the modules will be craned into place on the corner of Ridge and Elliot!!
(photo not of ecoMOD4)

This morning, we put double sill plates on top of the basement walls for the modules to sit on:

Other updates:
  • hardwood floor has been installed on first floor mod
  • Certainteed is almost all up (minus the seam between the two mods, which will be installed onsite)
  • windows and doors are caulked and ready to be painted
  • shading devices for the southeast windows are in prototype mode
  • John brought us cookies and soda today!

Friday, September 25, 2009

carpenter's log: build date 09/25

quick update:

Cory is painting some cabinetry and starting to clad MOD1.

James is continuing with window trim.

Leslie is putting down flooring paper in MOD1 to get ready for our bamboo flooring tutorial.

Quarles is driving to a wedding, but probably thinking about cabinets and shading devices.

am blocking out all external outlets, vents, and light fixtures.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

carpenter's log: build date 09/23

Perakis is busy working on some of the trim inside mod01.
Caldwell is slaving away on the cement fiber board siding.
Peterson is finishing up on some flashing and furring for mod01.
McDonald is leading us in the right direction.
I just finished some cabinetry in the stair mod.

tbc. . .


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

8-11-09 Sitework

8-11-09 Milton

building paper, ice + water shield, cabinetry

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

...and he saw that it was good!

So I don't know how many days it has taken us to get to the bottom of this hole, but we have officially found undisturbed soil, cleared out the debris and begun placing 433 tons of #57 stone back in the hole. Wednesday, footings.

This short fuzzy camera phone video has been a long time in the making. Enjoy

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sarah and Brian clear the site

We wouldn't want those solar panels to be shaded, would we?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Slight Change of Plans

So we found that digging ten ton pieces of concrete out of the ground is an expensive proposition. We decided it was best to simply put our new found mountain of rubble back in the hole and cover it over.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

deeper and deeper

There is treasure under there somewhere!

Today we started excavation in earnest and found large, very large, pieces of concrete. By the end of the day, we got down to around 15' and have not found undisturbed soil yet. Perhaps tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We have a new file organization structure and I am so happy about it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Site clearing

While I was working on the knotweed our contractor, DIGS, was taking
care of the big stuff. We have to eliminate all of the invasive species
(which is the bulk of vegetation on the site) to qualify for LEED points.

Hopefully the next step is clearing the mosquitoes off of the site.

Invasive patrol

I decimated Japanese knotweed this morning. I used cut shrub & vine killer which was so nasty that afterwards I couldn't even wash my clothes in my own washing machine because we have a septic tank and it could get into the groundwater. After reading the directions completely I don't think I'll ever be able to make myself buy it again. Once I'm out I think I'll use roundup for 2-3 treatments instead.

Would you live in this module?

Goings-on at Milton

I took these shots Tuesday after I got tired of being a Cad-monkey in the office with Edric and Alison (right).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Blog Update

Our blog look has been updated thanks to Jen!

Friday, June 19, 2009

High Schoolers

We have had a nice group of high schoolers volunteering this week helping things move along a bit more quickly.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Our contractor, DIGS INC, will start clearing and excavating this week. I am busy figuring out the erosion control logistics. Look for pictures Thursday or Friday.

Putting up Drywall on the first floor module!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

MOD2 Wall 1

The first wall for the upper module has gone vertical. The second wall goes up tomorrow. Great job mod2 framing team.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 4

Two more walls up and the subfloor on module 2 is nearly complete.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day 2

A short day. Built the floor of the second floor. If window plans are completed, we will begin wall framing tomorrow!

Day 1

Last day of cleaning before the real construction began.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Slideshow of Flickr

First Post

First post. We are going to try to update daily as we build this summer. There will be a main website with other information, to which a link will be provided once it is up and running. Feel free to leave comments.

Day 1