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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

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Us!

Pringle Creek Community is a cutting edge sustainable community development in Salem, Oregon, an innovative community with a LOT of wonderful and interesting features.  Below are a few aspects of our community development that you may not be aware of.  Read on! We have an edible landscape!  Fruit trees and berries are abundant and available to our residents.  Pringle Creek Community residents enjoy sharing the delicious fruit that grows in our shared green spaces.  When the cherries, peaches, pears, apples or berries are ripe, we notify our residents so that they can harvest fresh fruit for eating, pie or jam ... Read more

Your Home, Your Indoor Air, Your Health

Our homes are our refuges, our castles. They are the place where we feel safest and most secure. Ideally, your home is the place where your health is protected as much as your privacy. Everything that is built in or brought into your home affects the quality of your indoor environment and the air that you breathe. Typically, the many materials used to build and finish our homes contain chemicals that off-gas, or release chemicals into the air over time, making the indoor environment toxic without our knowledge. Many people have chemical sensitivities and attention to what is in your ... Read more

2016 is Here! See the New Developments at PCC

Happy New Year!  2016 is here!  We're excited about the possibilities the new year brings.  We've started a new business relationship this year, we are now an authorized B-Corporation, we're breaking ground on two new resident's homes, we're planning new spec home builds, and we're going to garden like never before! As mentioned in a recent blog, we've begun a new business relationship with Living Room Realty (LRR), a real estate group that is grounded in the same sustainable principles as we are.  The LRR brokers we're working with, Gavin Shettler, Julia Robertson, and Nicolette Hannah are experts in green ... Read more

Energy Efficiency Creates Low-Cost, High Quality Comfort

Man!  It is super windy around here these days with the weather shifting from fall into winter.  Although I hear the wind whipping around outside, giving me thoughts of chilly, cold experiences, I am really comfortable here in the office at Painters Hall.  The level of coziness continues to surprise me; I grew up in Minnesota and recall very well cold winter evenings hanging out by the fireplace.  Our house was warm, but I remember my Dad reminding us to quickly close the doors to keep the heat in; I even recall seeing frost on the inside of the windows when ... Read more
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