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.