I feel like there is a new era before Southern Exposure. A new way of thinking, of how we even approach building. In December I attended a building course put on my the Canadian Passive House Institute ( PassiveHouse.ca ) and had my ideas of how we approach building in North America turned upside down. Before i get to into things why don't i tell the story of how i even got to this point.
I am a licensed carpenter, and i have gone through the fantastic apprentiship program here in New Brunswick, I don't know if other people are like this or if this is just my passion for what i do but i just want to keep learning how to do things better, new approaches, higher standards, high quality, healthy homes, that are comfortable to live in.
I have always had some issued with how we approached building both in building methods, and how size often trumps functionality, comfort, and quality. What we see with our eyes is often how we regulate a quality, there is a saying that can sum up this idea's of how we are tricked by our eyes " putty and paint, will make it what it aint" my hope is to look at the house as a whole package not just what you can see hear and touch, but whats behind the walls? how is this house going to preform in all 4 seasons, does it optimize the building site? the view? how are the walls going to berethe, how does it grow with your family. does it provide the best functionality for your lifestyle?
There is so much to consider when building a new home.
so where do you start? this is something i will expore over the next couple of posts.
In the meentime please enjoy a few links
I hope your day is fantastic.