Looking back at where I was 3 years ago I would have never guessed I would now be in the position of building my own home. During the fall of 2008, I read Building Green and was quite inspired. I ended up taking a few building science courses at Greenfield Community College (GCC) in their Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency program. I can’t recommend these classes enough–especially to anyone who owns a home. I also learned timberframing with Devin Smith in Rockingham VT. You can see pictures of Devin and I working at his Flickr account here.
In preparation for building our house I will be taking a half a dozen classes at GCC–all oriented towards designing and building the house. In fact, one of my classes, Green Building 2 with Scott Baum, is exclusively about designing your own house.