We’re thrilled that Harpoon House is featured in in this month’s issue of Portland Monthly, its for sale pretty much everywhere around town and can be read online. Anna Sachse did an incredible job writing the article and Lincoln Barbour took some great photos that really capture the space well.
Build it Green Tour
We’re also thrilled to announce that we are going to be on this year’s Build it Green Tour. The tour is a showcase of sustainable building in the Portland area and this year’s themes are small homes, affordable construction, and passive house standards… We’re two of the three and close to the third (passive house), so needless to say, we have some incredible company on the tour. Highly advised for anyone interested in green building. It’ll be on September 25th and tickets are discounted if you purchase by August 12th.
The tulip tree just across the sidewalk from our yard has recently been suffering from a tremendously bad aphid infestation. Apparently its a multi-year infestation that sort of blooms every summer and has gotten so severe that the honeydew from the aphids causes us to have to hose off the deck and the sidewalk every few days to keep them from getting too sticky. We’ve been releasing ladybugs to try to take the aphid population down and will probably keep releasing them… Its an extremely large tree and the only way we know to reach most of it is with flying insects.