26 Jul '13, 12am
Cottonwood Meadow Hybrid Container Home on Sierra Nevada Blueberry Farm
Cottonwood Meadow is a collaborative project between the couple and several local construction and building companies. They have been incorporating a variety of recycle-reuse-repurpose methodologies in the design and build of the home, with some decisions being made as needs arise. When new materials are needed, they are trying to make ecologically responsible decisions. When their framer suggested FSC-certified flooring, Hannah decided to contact local wood salvage yards but found that the work involved to find, dismantle, clean, plane, and prepare wood from salvage can be more time-consuming and costly than it could be worth.