February 7th, 2011

More Garden Work

With another weekend came a new pile of garden prep and tree planting. Read the rest of this entry »

August 3rd, 2010

Portland Monthly

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. Read the rest of this entry »

April 19th, 2010

More Plants

The agenda for this weekend was going to be all about painting the risers for our stairs, all of which are just raw MDF at the moment… And then the weather turned beautiful and we got totally distracted by garden work. Read the rest of this entry »

March 10th, 2010


A bunch of electrical work got finished up today and we are now ready for our final electrical inspection tomorrow morning. Read the rest of this entry »

March 7th, 2010

Ecoroof Planting Party

Thanks to the help of a crew of a bunch of really hard working friends and family members, this weekend was wildly productive. Read the rest of this entry »

March 1st, 2010

Garden and Infrastructure

It was a busy weekend, and there is some chaos happening at the house… Most of it isn’t caused by us. Somehow we managed to decide to build a house at the same time and in the same neighborhood as most of the city’s big infrastructure projects. Read the rest of this entry »

January 8th, 2010

Insulation and Sidewalk

Insulation went in yesterday. Despite the SIPs, our house in conventionally framed in the basement so we needed to insulate. Instead of standard fiberglass insulation, we’re using recycled cotton batt. Our walls lived a former life as blue jeans. Read the rest of this entry »

January 5th, 2010

Our Octopus

Yesterday a crazy tangle of ducts was installed in our basement for our HRV… I think all of it can neatened up substantially if the unit is turned to the right. Read the rest of this entry »

November 14th, 2009

Ecoroof Progress

Our Roofing Membrane

This last week Ecoroofs Everywhere installed our waterproof membranes that will contain our ecoroofs. Its a heat welded membrane (TPO) that can really only be put together in dry weather, and early this week we had a couple of days of decent weather that we were able to capitalize on and get the membrane in place to help keep our house dry. Read the rest of this entry »

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