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A Better Kitchen Picture

OK, I promised a better Kitchen picture. Here it is. All natural light.

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Wine Cork Floor

Our Master Bathroom floor will be recycled wine corks. The home will be shown on the Lane County Home Builder’s Tour of Homes July 25 thru August 2 in Eugene, Oregon. The tour is free — if you’re in the area, come on by!

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Cabinets are Being Installed

OK, so this isn’t my best picture; I’ll get a better one. This is a view from the entry looking toward the kitchen (The island isn’t installed yet). Cabinets are FSC Certified and a deep, chocolate brown. You have to see it in person to really appreciate it. And… the cork floor is going down in the bathrooms.

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Reclaimed Wood Floors – theSAGE

This is a segment of the reclaimed wood flooring in theSAGE. With up to six different species of wood, this floor is made up of wood salvaged from dismantled buildings. It’s been buffed and will be sealed with a very low VOC sealer.

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theSAGE has solar

If you’ve been following our construction of theSAGE at the Arbor South Architecture Group on Facebook, you’ll know all the sustainable features we’re packing into 1,447 sq ft. We’re targeting LEED Platinum and pulling out all the stops. This picture shows the 2KW solar photovoltaic panels. There’s also a solar hot water collector (can’t see it). Super insulation and more. […]

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Chain of Eco Homes Competition

FreeGreen is a co-sponsor of a home design competition in Greensburg, KS. Greensburg was hit by an EF5, pretty much wiping the town off the map. They are committed to rebuild — and they are going sustainable.  Check out the competition info at: http://www.freegreen.com/greensburg/Green-Design-Contest.aspx (photo from FEMA)

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theCAR now available

Our detached garage option, theCAR is now available. If you want to order a JADE or FERN without the attached garage option, this is a good alternative.

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new plans at freegreen

Our two latest plans, theSAGE and theJADE, in addition to being available at our website, are now also available at freegreen’s website in their open source area. Check them out at: http://www.FreeGreen.com/opensource/index.aspx

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