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Think Big Live Small

The buzz about ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) is definitely gaining momentum. From shows like Tiny House, Big Living to Dee Williams' TED Talk about her company, Portland Alternative Dwellings, there are many options as far as dreaming up the right way to design a home that's more efficient and versatile. Think of an ADU as a secondary house or apartment with a separate entrance as well as its own kitchen and living room space that shares the same land of a larger, primary home. What would make a home even more appealing? Let's add fun to the mix. ideabox, right out of ... Read more

Solar-Powered Events

Could you imagine your event being completely powered by solar energy? You can hold an event that is both sustainable, beautiful, and entertaining at Painters Hall. People who have rented Painters Hall think of it as a retreat-like atmosphere with trees, green space, and the creek that runs just outside. It's a versatile space with an area to show slides for a presentation and cute nooks for break-out sessions. The space can also turn into a dance floor with a large front porch to enjoy evening gatherings while the sunsets. We have an area that easily turns into a ... Read more

Sustainable Community

Meet Melinda, Jeff, and baby Elliot. Melinda and Jeff hail from Central Oregon and were looking to live in a more sustainable community. When the offer to move to Salem for a new job happened, they started their search for a place to call home. A place that would be a warm, welcoming, sustainable, and a safe neighborhood for the new bundle of joy they'd soon be welcoming into the world. "Jeff has always wanted to live in a house with green technology." - Melinda When it comes to living sustainably Melinda says, "Jeff has always wanted to live in a ... Read more

Build Accessory Dwelling Units

Did you know that you have the ability to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) at Pringle Creek Community? If you're looking for grandma to have her own space, but be close to you and the grandkids, an ADU may be the solution for your family. ADUs may also be rented out to supplement your mortgage payments. Even though they have less square footage, these smaller dwellings allow for more flexibility in your lifestyle. Portland has been leading the way for ADUs, but we've also got the opportunity to build them right here in Salem! Portland’s Small-House Movement Is Catching On  October ... Read more

Book Optional Book Club

Neighbors have started up a resident Book Optional Book Club! You may be thinking, "How come the books are optional in this book club?" Well, some of the neighbors admitted that they just don't get around to reading the book when they've attended book clubs in the past. So, why should anyone feel bad about not reading the book? There are plenty of ways to enjoy a book, and one is sometimes hearing another person talk about what they've found out from reading the book. Others like a preview of sorts, and are okay with hearing spoilers before they ... Read more
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