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Owner: Hoover/MacDonald, Les and Gwen



Type of building (home, cottage, studio, cabin): home

Number of bedrooms/bathrooms: 3 / 3

Special rooms (library, den, great room, study, observatory, etc.): star-gazing deck

Construction method (load-bearing, post and beam, hybrid): post and beam

Square footage: 2000

Number of stories (one, one and one half, two): one and one half

Stage of completion: 75%

Date of occupancy: mid-October

Other unique systems/features of the building: concrete floors, radiant heat tubing, green roof, cistern, solar, wind energy systems

Builder (owner, contractor, both): contractor - Port Picton Homes

Designer (name and phone number):

Architect (name and phone number): Martin Leifhebber, 416 469-0018

Engineered components (full plans, wall system, foundation, floor and roof trusses):

Engineer (name and phone number):

Volunteer participation:

Building Inspector:

Ease of getting building permit: it took one year

Length of time to build (start to occupancy): 6 months

Foundation method and material(s) (slab on grade, shallow insulated edge thickend slab, floating slab): slab on grade

Roof style (gable, hip, etc.): hip

Roofing method and material(s) (engineered trusses, A trusses, scissor trusses, compant roof, insulspan, etc.): 'silent floor' roof truss system

Bale wall style (edge stacked, flat stacked, in-fill, load bearing, etc.): flat-stacked

Notes on bale walls (ie, pinned or not, mesh, framing material/style): steel mesh

Plastering methods/materials (exterior and interior, cement/lime/sand, clay/lime, hemp fiber, etc.): cement/lime/sand

Finish layer methods/materils (exterior and interior, structolite, lime slip, brused, troweled, rolled, sprayed, etc.): troweled

Colourant added (pigment, paint including type, acid etch, chemical wash, etc.):

Other insulation materials (including attic and wall penetrations if any): fibreglass

Window style/materials (wood, aluminum, vinyl, double hung, casement, low E, gas filled including gas, other films or coatings): fibreglass, low-e, kryton-filled

Heat source(s) (water tank, boiler, cook stove, wood stove, etc.): solar, masonry heater

Fuels used (wood, propane, natural gas, etc.): backup propane, wood

Cooling source(s) (air conditioning, ground water or pond loop, evaporator, etc.): heat recovery ventilator

Electrical source/system: solar, wind

Water collection/distribution system (drilled well, dug well, rain barrels, cloud catcher, etc.): drilled well, cistern

Sewage collection/disposal system (sewer, septic, Eco-Flow, Waterloo, etc.): Eco-Flow


Cost for per square foot (what does it inlude): $150

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