DESIGN AWAY THE WINTER BLUES

If you're considering a 2016 build for your house NOW is the time to start the planning process.

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We're launching a new blog series profiling Noble Home owner/builders. Here, we'll track their Noble Homes from design to construction, highlight inventive and exciting aspects of their projects, and share updates as they build and then live in their new homes. We hope that you find tracking their progress as interesting as we do!

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Our demonstration house is still for sale, and we found this posting on Upstater.com.

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This eco-friendly listing (living room pictured above) came across our desk not too long ago, and we found it to be drool-worthy. Alas, it is only a spec house, and it’s located in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. There is good news, however: If you’re digging the look of this “modern, green homestead”, you can design your own with the company, Noble Homes, then they send you the kit and you build it yourself wherever you want (might we suggest the Hudson Valley or Catskills?). But what about eco-friendly homes that have already been built? As you probably know by now, there are plenty around here, and more are popping up on real estate markets everyday. We dug around and found just a taste of what’s available in the Upstater region. There’s this one in Tivoli and…well, we don’t want to ruin the surprise. You’ll just have to tune in to learn more.

Our standard building system has proved successful many times over with its use by inspired homeowners with a wide range of building skills and experience. We hope to share more of their personal triumphant stories soon.

We've also been witnessing a trend in our customers, as well as the building industry as a whole, in the request for smaller, more efficient living spaces. Reasons vary, from construction affordability to ease of maintenence to an intentional move to simplicity.

As a response, we are now offering our designs and kits in a 16 foot wide format, in addition to the standard 20 foot wide that we've been manufacturing. This works particularly well for homes less than 500 square feet and still retains enough southern exposure for passive solar heating when desired.

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