We’ve been recovering from the open house, haha! In all seriousness, it was a resounding success! I didn’t even get a chance to take any pictures! We had 45 people come through the house and many stayed for a significant length of time to make sure they saw everything and had all their questions answered. We really appreciated all of the feedback we received and especially the excitement that we saw in others as they toured our home. When we started this journey into sustainable building we had a hard time finding many people who were as interested in building efficiency as we were. Yesterday, however, brought together a group of like minded individuals who are passionate about this same topic.
While I very much enjoyed answering questions about our home and sharing what we have done, I must say I equally enjoyed hearing others share their own stories and plans. From students, to architects, to future sustainable home owners and supportive friends, a diverse group was in my home yesterday. Given the noise level, I know there were many interesting conversations being had!
Thank you to everyone who attended the open house; we are happy to share our experiences! A special thank you as well to Terry and Natalie Perry for co-hosting the event!
To end this post, a little tidbit of energy data… in the last four days we have consumed 1.5 kWh of energy to heat the house. At today’s electricity rate of $0.1278/kWh that is only 19.17 cents worth of electricy; an average of less than 5 cents a day!