Posted by: jmcname | March 21, 2010

Congrats Bilyeu Homes Inc.

Green Building of the Year

16th and Nebraska in Salem, OR

Posted by: jmcname | July 5, 2009

New additions

Posted by: jmcname | June 18, 2009

That’s tight!

The Earth Advantage certification was a breeze (excuse the pun).  We passed with flying colors.  Our house is tight!  We scored a 1.5 (maybe it was 1.7?) on the blower door test.  Blake tells me a typical spec home score is like 11.  The EA guy said our house is the tightest he has ever tested.  Blake’s crack filling compulsiveness paid off.  The ERVs will be crucial to move outside air in the house so we’re not stewing this winter.

Posted by: jmcname | June 18, 2009

The little things

When you build a custom home the unplanned elements are the most fun to discover.  Each night around 7 pm we get this extrodinary light show.

Posted by: jmcname | June 7, 2009

Promises. Promises

Life has been crazy with our move and the end of the academic year.  I promise I’ll have some pics of the house soon; now that we are actually living in it.  I keep waiting for the house to be “picked up” but I have come to the conlcusion that this might never happen with our two kids working against us!

The house is better than we expected.  It’s functional, efficient, and sustainable.  The natural light is incredible; we barely switch on the lights.  We can’t wait to have you all over soon.

Posted by: jmcname | April 24, 2009

What da ya live in a barn? Kinda.

It will be interesting to see what Simon does to these things!  Blake did an amazing custom job to save us a ton of money.  We’re either going to paint the track black to match the rollers or grind them down to the original metal finish.

Posted by: jmcname | April 12, 2009

Matt’s Pics of the House

Posted by: jmcname | April 9, 2009

This stuff ain’t taught…

Check out where Simon’s attention is.  He actually stood still for more than a min. to watch the loader.

Posted by: jmcname | April 9, 2009

Let there be (efficient CFL) light!

It wasn’t easy finding CFL ready lighting, especially on our budget.  But with Blake and Larry’s help we found some pretty cool (and efficient) lighting options.  I am really impressed with the light the new CFLs provide.

Posted by: jmcname | March 31, 2009


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