Category Archives: Not So Big House

Issues associated with Sarah Sushanka’s series of books titled Not So Big House

A visit to G-OLogic Passive House in Belfast Maine

We decided to embrace the German Passive House building standard after reading an article on the topic about two years ago.  I liked its singular, analytic focus on energy.  All subsequent research led me to conclude that we should design … Continue reading

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Lower Level Floorplan

What’s the difference between a cellar, a basement, and the lower level in a house?  Is it in the eye of where the beholder stands on the stairs? Here is the floor plan for the lower level of the home … Continue reading

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Main Floor Plan

Here is the floor plan for our new home. Edgewater main floor If I force my mind to clear any preconceived notions, then try to look at the floor plan from the perspective of a fresh pair of eyes, my … Continue reading

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