An under construction house in front of a blue sky with the words "green home design." Click to visit post.While the second month of our sustainable home build still went relatively smooth, there were definitely some moments of high stress. The continuing uncooperative weather coupled with Devin spending nearly two weeks digging in services – from sunup to sundown – led to exhaustion for both of us as he trudged through eight foot trenches and I trudged through solo parenting.

All that being said, in this past month we also saw huge progress on our home. It actually looks like a real house with a roof and windows and everything!

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I shed a few tears of joy and disbelief the first time I walked through it fully framed.

Although you likely won’t shed a tear along with me – unless you really, really love partially finished houses – I hope you still thoroughly enjoy the second episode of Our House in the Trees!


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Posted on August 25, 2019

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Green Home Design | Our House in the Trees | Episode 2

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