The Internet loves VT Eco Builder!

Green building blog Jetson Green featured our house on the front page today! Check out the whole story here: 

“Vermont Green Home Features Contemporary Style”

Thanks for the love, guys! It’s always good to get the word out that affordable, sustainable and stylish green building CAN be done.


Our house’s previous web cameos:

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Green Tour: Our Readers Build in Vermont

Dwell/AIA “How Green Are You?” Contest | In-Town Building

BoingBoing | Patchwork kitchen floor made from Marmoleum ends

materialicious | linoleum remnant kitchen floor



A recent issue of the Boston Globe Magazine featured a nice article about our house, with some great professional photos to boot. (registration is free on the website)

The article is available online at:
The photo gallery is here:

Office Desk & Built-In – Part 1

Even though Rae and I both work from home, the office area was one of the least finished parts of the house, with a temporary Ikea-based desk (an adjustable leg system + MDF top) and coffee table as countertop stand-in.

Yuk! That MDF needs some sanding.

So, after 6+ months of working literally 2 feet from each other we decided to hit the workshop for some much needed desk building.

Measuring up

Plywood base

Marmoleum top (no surprises there)

Edge banding on all sides this time

Cutting materials for the built-in behind the desk

Drilling machine for adjustable shelving (so cool)

Cabinet assembly

Iron on edge banding this time

Finished carcass with reused drawers from a previous shop project