Join us for this FREE Self Guided Tour – 10:00 to 4:00 Saturday, October 1st.
A new understanding of the importance of sustainable construction practices has infused the industry with innovations in health, comfort, efficiency, materials, energy systems, and integrated building systems. Come check out some of these advances and see how they have been used in our community in conjunction with other time proven design elements to produce extraordinary human habitat.
- Selle Valley – Timber Frame – 2222 Hidden Valley Road
Ross & Vicki Longhini – owner
Collin Beggs, Timber Frame Homes – Design-Builder
Organic Medieval Revival Timber Frame home including, crooked wood, ICF foundation,
SIP Walls, and bespoke Craftsmanship Through Out.
For more info see: www.idframes.com
From Sandpoint…Take Hwy 95 North. Turn East (left) onto Hidden Valley Road. There is a church on the corner with a sign. Travel 2.15 miles on the dirt road and you will dead end at the home. You will initially travel straight on Hidden Valley Road and then turn into a “development” of 20 acre parcels Winding down and up through the valley. Follow the road, do not take any turns.
- Selle Valley – Straw Bale Infill – 549 Shingle Mill Road
Mary Ann & Larry Jeffres – owner
Strawbale Infill & wood frame home. Features stained concrete radiant floor heating,
earth plaster interior walls, recycled glass tile, pre-treatment septic system and natural
US 200 E from Sandpoint approx 4.7 miles after town of Kootenai, turn left on Shingle Mill Rd. House is on right after .5 miles, driveway before metal warehouse building
- Elmira – ICF & Passive Solar – 84 Sacajawea Trail
Cindy Peer – owner
Bruce Millard – architect
Very green rural setting home with solar orientation and cooling massing. Earth-loop
geothermal radiant floor heating system and high thermal mass recycled ICF building
systems, clay plaster interior finish, & stained concrete floor / counter tops & more.
For more info see: www.bemarchitect.com/peer.shtml
North on 95 from Sandpoint 15 miles. Turn right east on Elmira Road, just before Elmira Store. Cross railroad tracks, follow gravel road and cross 2nd set of tracks, Road goes to the right and go up short hill . Turn Right at Jenkins Road - first road at top of hill Go about .4 mile and on right you will turn right at Sacajawea Trail. Turn left, to second drive and continue of driveway to house:
Phone 208 255-7138 if lost
- Camp Bay, Sagle – Green Roof – 367 Raven View Dr
Gary & Kathy Berg owner
Bruce Millard – architect
Compact, passive solar, low energy, high thermal mass home on steep narrow site
overlooking Lake Pend Orielle. Recycled ICF walls & SIP roof systems, durable-healthynatural-
finishes. Geo-Thermal heat pump radiant heating system. Natural lighting and
warm winter sun fills the house, while passive cooling design makes for comfortable
summer days. Structure includes a Green Roof and is wired for future solar collectors.
For more info see – www.bemarchitect.com/berg.shtml
US 95 S, 6 miles, left on Sagle Rd approx 9.5 miles, right on Camp Bay Rd 1.9 miles, left on Elliot Bay Rd 1.5 miles, Right Raven View Dr, .4 miles, home on left. Call 208 265 8152 if lost.
- Sandpoint – Voodoo Solar Store – 502 Cedar
Don Clark – owner
Retail business. Solar electric products and residential solar electric design services.
Owners will answer questions about equipment, design, and off-grid lifestyle.
Functioning solar electric system will be on display.
For more info see: www.voodoosolar.com
Store on northern end of Cedar St Station Building at 5th and Cedar in downtown Sandpoint. Turn west on Alder St and park in parking lot, on on Alder St
- Sandpoint – ICF Low Energy Home – 448 S. Marion
Steve & Linda Navarre owner
Rob Herrera & Gennifer Land – architect
Compact 2 story in town low energy home on corner lot in South Sandpoint. Recycled
glass concrete countertops, recycled oak floor and concrete paver patio, light colored
metal roof for heat reflection. Spray Foam attic insulation and Tankless gas HWH.
Boyer south to Erie, right on Erie, 3 blocks to Marion. House is on NW Corner of Marion & Erie.