The Tour of Homes is behind us and I can say it was the most fun we’ve ever had in 13 years of participation! We were fortunate to have good weather (yes, it rained a bit, but it wasn’t cold). The home was in framing stage, but that didn’t stop the masses from being curious. We had around 100 people come by each day and everyone seemed to have a very high interest in this building method, people were asking great questions. We were particularly surprised by the number of out-of-town visitors, maybe as many as 20% came from the Seattle area, and even from Port Townsend. We had several architects and builders come by to study the building and ask about our experiences to date with learning the ins-and-outs of all things Passive House. The whole show was a huge success in so many ways, it was great fun to spend that kind of time with folks that were genuinely interested in this method of building!
And if that weren’t enough, we won Judge’s Choice for the Home with the BEST Green Features…. and if THAT weren’t enough, we had two other homes on the tour that we designed, and they won BEST in Show and BEST Curb Appeal.
We sure appreciate OMB for hosting this event and creating this wonderful opportunity for the building industry in Olympia!
Published on October 15, 2010.