Greener, Happier. Architects Paul McKean and Amy Donohue tackled The Complexities of Keeping It Small and Simple when they built a weekend home outside Portland, Oregon in the Hood River Valley. The couple faced many obstacles (including a floodplain and deed restrictions on small homes) but still managed to build a modern, green home...
The 935-square-foot home is wrapped in cedar and has a roof engineered to sustain plants and soil — while absorbing rainwater. The house has tigerwood flooring certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, a water-conserving toilet, and an on-demand water heater. Check out the full story in The New York Times.
(Pics: Julie Keefe)
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