Saturday, September 29, 2012


On Thursday, we received our Florida Water Star and Florida Friendly Landscape certifications from our rater, Lorna Bravo. We earned Florida Water Star's highest certification, Gold, for our water conservation measures, and the Florida Friendly Landscaping certification recognizes our sustainable landscape practices. Lorna, a brilliant sustainable construction consultant and master gardener, guided us through the certification processes, and James Jiler, the landscape designer about whom we've written before, is responsible for creating a native wildlife-sustaining habitat and food forest that does not require irrigation.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Our prefabricated steel construction system supplier, Ecosteel, has commissioned publicity photographs of tin box from Barry Grossman of Grossman Photography. Barry took some preliminary photos last week, and will return in the fall - once the landscape has started to fill out and we finish unpacking our boxes. Here are some images from last week.