Site: Nederland, Colorado. Elevation 8,980 ft.
The Project: 1,500-square-foot energy-efficient log cabin retreat for busy East Coast couple (and their two young sons) who were interested in building with “the smallest carbon-footprint possible,” With careful log joinery, a ground source heat pump and electric load handled by PV panels, the building’s total utilities have been averaging $38 per month.
Materials/Methods: Rustic hand-peeled logs of fire-killed Montana Spruce are juxtaposed with smooth sanded Douglas Fir timbers, and our own hand-made doors and windows.
Services Provided: Design and construction.