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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

Meet Steve and Karen

Meet Steve and Karen. They've lived in Salem for over 30 years, and were drawn to Pringle Creek Community right from the start. The couple wanted to downsize and were already environmentally conscious. They found it appealing that there was not much yard work, but they could also live in an ecologically friendly place. Steve thought the LEED Certification was a great feature, especially with his background in energy conservation. The feel of being in nature, but also living in an urban environment was also a draw. In fact, living here, reminds Steve of Black Butte, in Central Oregon. ... Read more

Home Sweet ADU

At Pringle Creek Community, we are in one of the only areas in Salem that has the capability of building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). An ADU is usually smaller than your primary home, and is commonly called a mother-in-law home. ADUs also are thought of as a Tiny Homes. Tiny Homes are usually 500 square feet or less. Although ADUs are smaller than traditional home, they can be well-designed to match your lifestyle. Let's explore your home sweet ADU. There are so many ways to approach building an ADU, with lots of customization choices.  We offer a variety of Pringle ... Read more

Wine and Energy Efficiency

What do Pringle Creek Community and Bordeaux, France, have in common? We both are using geothermal technology to make more energy efficient homes. Geothermal energy works by using the constant temperature of the earth as a way to heat and cool homes more efficiently. How efficiently you may ask? During the hottest months of summer a couple of years back, a resident recollected on only paying about $40 per month to cool their home. Overall, whether heating or cooling our geothermal homes here at Pringle Creek, the cost relative to traditional methods is far less. Beyond living more sustainably through energy ... Read more

Create a Splash

Custom homes that are sustainably built are just one hallmark of Pringle Creek Community. With the freedom to choose what types of finishes comes many possibilities - including in the bathroom! The bathroom is quite an important place in the home that everyone uses. There are many choices of Thrones (also known as toilets) for a custom built home along with many choices on tubs, showers, and faucets. Traditional toilets may use up to 7 gallons of water per flush, but the water conserving dual-flush toilets installed here typically use between 1 – 3 gallons per flush. Taking a shower ... Read more
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