Post #5: A-Tilting We Will Go!
The following blog will chronicle the construction of a new Zero Energy Ready Home
designed by Domain Design Architects and located on San Juan Island, Washington. Denise Garcia and her husband, Eric Schmidt, who together have degrees in architecture, landscape architecture and city planning, have been passionate about environmentally responsible design since their student days at MIT. Their new ZERH home is the culmination of over 30 years each of professional experience. We hope this blog will inspire others to consider building a Zero Energy Ready Home.
San Juan Island, May 30, 2019
Cape Drive Zero Energy Ready Home
Blog entry #5- A Tilting We Will Go!
Its been a month since the last blog post and wall framing for our Net Zero Energy Ready Home has started. Our crew has expanded to 4 framers and the long days enable them to work from early in the morning to late in the day. To frame the walls, the crew first builds them on the platform of our subfloor then tilts them into place. Watching this "raising" reminds me of the long tradition in home building of craftsmen (and women) working together to get the shell of a home upright and secure.