Business in the Front, Party in the Back

Business in the Front, Party in the Back

 I have never lived in a ranch style home, so the form is somewhat new to me. Although apparently ONLY to me, because ranches became the ubiquitous tract home in the 1960’s due in part to their reasonable construction cost, durability, and room for easy customization. They were mostly a no frills, unpretentious, family home that felt no need to put forward curb appeal for the pleasure of others. And […]

The Challenge of Moving

The Challenge of Moving

I read somewhere that the average homeowner moves about every seven years.  After moving into the Net Zero Nest this Spring I am wondering why?  Why would anyone ever move when it is so physically and emotionally exhausting?  Why bring out your worst qualities (that you can usually hide) and cause friction in an otherwise well-functioning family?  Maybe moving is like childbirth, something no sane person would undertake more than […]