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Old 09-11-2008, 10:42 AM   #21
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Wow Beth!! SO awesome!!!!

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Old 09-11-2008, 11:12 AM   #22
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A lovely house - a great design and it looks good as well. I would love to live there.

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Old 09-11-2008, 11:38 AM   #23
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As someone who used to cut, split and carry firewood to heat my home (many more than a couple of cords), I say WOW and congratulations. You guys did a great job with your home.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:47 AM   #24
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Fantastic! I've always wanted to design my own home.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:49 PM   #25
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thanks guys, i think it is a lovely home too! Yes, that is a flowering dogwood by the greenhouse, we have an open floor plan from the kitchen to dining room to living room, hardwood floors on the entire first floor, except the bathroom. Dh had a winter project of designing our eventual house and by the 7th winter/set of plans, we were ready to build and we used those plans. So he mulled these plans over for years. Also, he hated the article. It was not correct that he designed the house to save us from cutting firewood. The entire focus was energy conservation and that was the result of building an energy conserving house.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:43 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by bethzaring View Post
yea, what spring, somtimes also known as mud season if we are lucky to have precipation..

I'll try to upload a photo of construction showing the living area and the greenhouse beyond..

I'm thinking....kick off da shoes...and dance!!!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:11 PM   #27
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Great article, Beth. Congratulations!
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:27 PM   #28
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Congratulations, Beth and Rich. Nice to have some recognition for your hard work!
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:52 PM   #29
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Wow Beth, Congratulations!
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:15 AM   #30
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wow nice house and congratulations

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