June 18, 2009

How to make an old house brand spankin new

Here's a couple videos of our builder working on our new house - Insulation! Exciting stuff, especially if you currently live in an 84 year old leaky house, like we do. (Our new house is only 70 years young)

We are a bit obsessed with making our new home green and energy efficient, if not for our current lack of green efficiency but also because Austin is a great city to build green. Austin probably has one of the best greenbuilding programs in the country. So they say. . .
I did learn a lot in the city workshop - well worth your time if you are building in Austin.

Also a few clips on our exterior siding. Beware, this might only be interesting if you're into home improvement and "green" homebuilding.










Here's our master bath... Ahhhhh...I wonder what it will be like to have non-leaky windows in our home. At this point, I can only imagine the future smiling faces while opening our utility bills each month.

(Did I just put smiling and bills in the same sentence?)


2 comments:

Piper said...

Cool stuff!! Looks like it's moving right along! When is your estimated date of completion/move in?

Jeff will probably be sorry I watched those videos. I've been wanting to buy some land and build...seeing those didn't help! ;)

Hedgehog said...

Hey, where did Bob The Builder go???

Nice work guys. You'll never imagine the satisfaction when all is completed.