Traditional Green Home That's Off-Grid


The folks at Davis Frame Co., a timber frame home company based out of New Hampshire, recently sent us details of this off-grid home in Oregon.  The large, 2,850 square-foot home is undeniably traditional — something our readers have been pining for — and outfitted with a number of green features to go with Platinum certification from the Earth Advantage Institute. 


In addition to passive solar design to reduce heating and cooling and to take advantage of natural lighting, the home was built with SIPs, in-floor heating, low-flow plumbing, Energy Star appliances, LED/CFL lighting, reclaimed barn wood, aluminum clad low-e windows, and regionally sourced materials. 

Construction with SIPs and timber framing appears to be in demand in Oregon.  We just mentioned another ultra green timber frame home in Portland, which is about the same size and features a massive rainwater collection system. 

Located in Sisters, this timber frame house is off-grid — a rooftop solar array provides all necessary power and a satellite signal provides internet and phone service.  All together, Pacific Crest has three bedrooms and an open layout for the great room, dining room, and kitchen. 

[+] See more pictures of the Pacific Crest off-grid house in Sisters, Oregon.





Photo credits: Jay Mather and Davis Frame Co.

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  • roco

    What was the cost per square foot to build this home?

    • Preston

      A typical Davis Frame home will run about $200-$250 psf, but I’m waiting to hear back with specifics on this project, which may be a little more due to the solar and green elements.

  • Tori {Daily Grommet}

    This home is proof that eco living does not mean one must comprise either style or that “traditional” feel. Wow!

    • Ownership_rules

      With that statement in mind have you considered installing Induction lighting within the refines of your new development.

  • Sir David Haddon

    LOVE IT! Have to look into what the cost to build, I guess it depends where it is built….

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