Construction Progress Update 5 – Final

Scrolling through the blog to see what my previous posts were, there wasn’t one about the final construction of the house, or showing the finished front. As you can see, it did get done. Last year we finished the screened-in porch (on the left of the house), an absolute must have out here as the […]

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Same Blog, New Name

Well, sort of same blog, and definitely new name. It has definitely been some time since I have posted an update on this blog. Initially it was for a good reason, I was busy. I was working full time, two kids at home, we were planning and building a new house and getting our old […]

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New House Noises

Whether a new build like ours, or a new to you home, there are noises that this new home makes that you have to become accustomed to.  But after a couple of weeks in our new home we were  surprised to be awoken by a new noise in the middle of the night.  It sounded […]

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Happy New Year!

I can’t believe another new year has started, the last one went by so fast.  Probably the reason for only one blog post last year! A lot has happened since that post.  We sold our previous home in what can only be described as a bit of a whirlwind.  Ottawa and its surrounding areas had […]

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Construction Progress Update 4

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about house construction since November! While construction did continue throughout the winter, I guess most of the stuff wasn’t “blog” or “picture” worthy (if this was a more technical blog maybe it would be).  Insulation, vapour barrier, plumbing, electrical and ducting don’t create the same excitement as say…….SIDING! Now […]

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I’m Still Here

I can’t believe it has been November since my last blog post.  I have been busy.  As my husband and I head into what I hope are the final stages of house construction (blogged here), and prepare our current home for the resale market, I fear it might be a while before I post again, […]

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MERA Christmas Fair

Once again I will be participating in the MERA Christmas Fair as part of the Schoolhouse Weavers this Saturday.  This sale showcases a lot of talented artisans and is a major fundraiser for MERA.  I look forward to seeing you there!   Kelly

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Construction Progress Update 3

The biggest change to the house since my last post is that we now have windows and doors, yay! The windows are triple pane argon filled European style tilt-and-turn windows from Bonnechere Valley Windows in Eganville, Ontario.  From other blogs that I have read, it seems that many passive house builders have chosen to purchase […]

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Construction Progress Update 2

Progress is being made with the second floor now framed and roof trusses installed. You will notice in the above pictures that all the windows have a box around them.  To help make this house energy efficient, our exterior walls will be thicker, with more insulation than your average house build.  To do this, we […]

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