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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

Winter Wonderland

Pringle Creek Community has become a winter wonderland this week. Residents are enjoying the snow, and finding some good places to sled and make snow angels! The cedar and sequoia branches are adorned with snowflakes, while other trees are glistening with ice. The greenhouses are holding up to winter temperatures with gardens growing inside. Because homes are energy efficient, they're keeping warm and cozy at a lower cost than traditional homes. We hope that you are enjoying the wintery weather too by playing in the snow, taking double dog dares, and sipping on some hot cocoa while strategizing what the ... Read more

The Beauty of Energy Efficient Homes

Innovation is found in the very seams of the buildings being made at Pringle Creek Community. The beauty of energy efficient homes is that they are healthier and save you money in the long run. Our guiding principles are nature, innovation, and community. These three principles guide our way when making design decisions on what materials to use when building a home,  sustainably managing the land, and cultivating community. We’ve been at the forefront of sustainable practices, and other communities and builders have begun to come out of the woodwork, because deciding to live in an urban oasis is ... Read more

Spring brings Green building

Spring has sprung and so has the building season.  Builders have broken ground on two new homes up in our Net Zero loop.  One will be a two-story custom home for new neighbors and the other is a single level, three bedroom, two bath home that we are building for resale.  Both houses will be highly energy efficient LEED and Net Zero certified. LEED certification ensures that they are built green, with sustainable methods and materials, and energy efficient systems throughout, while the builder also takes care to minimize waste and erosion.  LEED also signifies a home that is ... Read more

New Home – Coming Up!

Our newest community members have just broken ground on their new net zero home! We are all very excited to see the construction begin on this beautiful and energy efficient house. Our new neighbors have entrusted one of our preferred building partners, Winsome Construction with building their new custom home. Winsome also built the net zero home next door to the their project. The Net Zero home, which is available for purchase, inspired them and served as the springboard for customizing their own home design. Read more
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