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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

Net Zero Building

Pringle Creek Community is excited to announce a free event called, Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, centered around sustainability and lessons learned with the restoration of historic Painters Hall, the first LEED Platinum certified community building in the nation. Green building expands beyond Painters Hall, with homes using renewable energy and sustainable materials to provide a more self sufficient and healthy community. Take a glance at some Pringle Creek designs to inspire future home building ideas.  Regional Allies for Efficiency - Salem, Oregon Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community PRESENTED BY JAMES MEYER (ARCHITECT, ... Read more

Sustainable Village

At Pringle Creek Community, all of our buildings are LEED certified. LEED certification means that the buildings are made with materials which are better for the environment and create a more sustainable village. This includes using renewable and geothermal energy as well as rainwater harvesting. Some of our homes are designed to be completely "Net Zero," meaning the energy produced from renewable energy sustains the home throughout the year. LEED certification is not only better for the environment, but also less expensive in the long run. In addition to this, our urban garden produces fresh organic food for residents ... Read more

Tour a NET ZERO HOME this Weekend

Living Room Realty will be hosting an open house this Saturday from 11:00am - 2:00pm at 1884 John Muir Circle, SE Salem, OR 97302. Please come meet our wonderful broker Julia and take a tour of the house and community while enjoying some nibbles. The house we are showing is a LEED Platinum home located in the idilic John Muir loop, perched on a hill overlooking pringle creek. It was built with the most energy efficient systems available, including but not limited too: Smart sustainable design, large solar array, tankless water heater, bamboo floors carpet & solid wood frame energy star windows, open ... Read more

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

At Pringle Creek Community we are always looking for innovative ways to bring affordable, healthy, and high-performing homes to the community. The article below showcases how housing is changing to make this a reality. ADELE PETERS | February 3, 2016 View Original Source at Fast Company Rural Studio's $20K House has such innovative design that it's changing the entire housing system—from mortgages to zoning laws. For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University's design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible problem. How do you design a home that someone living below the ... Read more
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