Natural Urban Home - Here we go....

We've done it again.  I went looking on MLS one day and two months later we have bought a new house/lot.  Not that we NEED a new house, I mean really, we just built the house we are in three years ago and it is a beautiful house, in a great neighborhood.  But like any great life experience, you learn as you go and what we have learned is that this house is not going to grow with our family.  As the kids get older (and bigger) we are all going to want our own spaces clearly defined and there are countless other little things that we would like to do better. Then there is the green aspect of things.  We are a pretty eco-conscious family, my kids know that we need to turn off lights and water to 'save energy'. They know that veggies from a garden or the farmers market taste WAY better than store bought and my three year old is pretty good at knowing what goes in the blue garbage bags versus the white ones.  This new house is the fulfillment of our dream to build a "green" home to match our green lifestyle.

These Natural Urban Home posts are to document the whole experience, for us and for others too.  I hope to learn A LOT during this process and I plan on sharing as much as I can with YOU!  We are planning to implement a fair amount of eco-friendly materials and incorporate as many energy alternatives as we can.  Solar water heating, recycled glass counter tops, bamboo flooring, concrete floors, ICF walls, and the list goes on and on and on....

Here are a few pics of the new lot.  It is a corner lot in a fabulous mature neighborhood, faced a ravine and is just about 13,000 square feet. It is HUGE and The Hubby is not looking forward to all the street shoveling (I think we are going to be hiring a 'guy').  I am interviewing our local green builders and architects right now and will let you know as soon as we have decided on who is going to be helping us realize our dream.

Off we go!!

Natasha~