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We encourage you to follow along on our Living Building journey. Stay tuned to this space to see the challenges that arise from this project and how we approach and solve them, as well as how we approach the education and equity petals of the LBC. 


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Setting out on our Journey

The Loom House is a home on Bainbridge Island that was  well-loved and well-used in its life by two local families for 50 years.  The 2000-square-foot-home was designed in 1968 by Hal Moldstad, an architect known for a local expression of Pacific Northwest Modernism with a keen eye for integrating place and structure. The building itself expresses his careful siting and attention to proportions. But it had not been updated. Yellow daisy formica welcomed you to the bathroom sink. The home was divided into a warren of small rooms, filled with bunkbeds, all built to host more than a dozen grandchildren for sleepovers…

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Welcome to the loom house blog!

This blog will feature occasional posts about turning a mid-century modern home on Bainbridge Island into a home so environmentally friendly that it restores the land it sits on and meets the Living Building Challenge. You will read posts by me, Todd Vogel, by my wife, Karen Hust, and by the enormously talented team of people at Miller Hull Partners, Biohabitats, WSP and Charlie Hellstern Interiors who are doing the really hard work of figuring out how to pull this off…

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