The Mill Creek NetZero Home is substantially completed.
The stucco is finished on the outside. We went with a cement-based stucco because of its looks and durability.
Peter Amerongen built a brick wall behind the wood burner. We used the bricks from the foundation of the house that used to be standing on the property. This wall adds more thermal mass (to capture both solar and wood heat) to the house, as well as a bit of history.
The hardwood that I reclaimed from the old house is installed in the loft:
A 100% reclaimed hardwood floor
The landscaping is over half done:
Field stones and reused concrete blocks were used for the hardscaping.
And we’re currently working to get the solar hot water system up and running:
Peter solders two copper coils together for the solar thermal system.
Did I mention that we’re living in the house already?
Chaos in the MCNZH as the owners scramble to move in while naively assuming that they can “live their lives” at the same time.