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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

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

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

Paradise Found

We are thrilled to be featured in Marie Claire's January 2017 issue, where Kiera Carter, writes about all the thoughts that go through a person's head when they are considering moving to a more sustainable community. Carter wonders whether sustainable communities will have a "potentially creepy commune vibe," and asks the question, "Can an office-going, lipstick-wearing woman actually fit in?" Our residents come from all walks of life, and they work for the city, the hospital, a university, and some are retired while others are starting families. Some residents come as experienced gardeners wanting to participate 110% in the community ... Read more
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