Our House in the Trees – Episode 7

Ever dreamed of building a house from the ground up? Well, this family of four did it - all while trying to be as eco-conscious as possible! Watch them go from raw land to house in the trees in under 15 minutes.

You’d think after eight years of planning, five months of building, one month of moving and another month of pinching ourselves in disbelief, I’d be sick of talking about Our House in Trees. I mean, you could think that. But you’d be wrong.

As I keep saying, I feel like a decade into this journey we are just finally getting started.

Getting started living in a home we carefully designed to be the perfect size for our family. Getting started as users of solar energy and as microgenerators. Getting started as live-in caretakers of 40 acres of diverse land that includes forests, hills, ponds, a wide variety of trees, shrubs and plants, as well as insects and animals like deer, moose, squirrels, owls, rabbits and… a bear?


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If you’re new here, I’ve put together a video that documents the building of our sustainable home. From hole in the ground to yellow house with a red door.

If you’re not new, but like me you just can’t get enough of those videos where a whole building is constructed in mere minutes – then check this out. Think of it as the first six episodes of Our House in the Trees condensed into one.

Sure, you get less blabbing from yours truly, but you also get less blabbing from yours truly. So it’s a win-win.


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Ever dreamed of building a house from the ground up? Well, this family of four did it - all while trying to be as eco-conscious as possible! Watch them go from raw land to house in the trees in under 15 minutes.

Posted on February 14, 2020

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