Tour a Greenwood ‘green’ home in progress

by | Sep 1, 2009

Across the street from the northeast corner of Sandel Park, homeowners have demolished their tiny house and are now deep in construction of a “green” home, doing the designing, construction management and much of the work themselves.
Julie Howe Gwinn says neighbors are constantly stopping by to ask them about the design, materials, and the process of building your own home. So, she and her husband decided to open up the home for a tour.
The tour is from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, at 9056 1st Ave. NW. For $10, you’ll get some wine and good advice about family-friendly green design. (Gwinn has degrees in environmental design and urban planning.) No children or pets are allowed, as it is still very much a construction site.
Here’s the old house:

And here’s the new house, with construction fencing around it:

They’ve just started a construction blog, which is really more about building community than a house. They plan to conduct more tours as the house progresses, so email Gwinn if you want to be notified of additional open houses.

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