Rick Whitcomb is starting his first carving for the new year.
Here is the Bensonwood slide show, put together for our holiday party. Enjoy! http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03
Doors are pre-installed in 'mini-panels', which are dropped in place on site. Jetson Green on Unity Assembly Jetson Green,who has covered Unity homes since the launch, has republished some of our on-site assembly photos. Be sure to check them out
http://youtu.be/LFgfAOh7Tig In this second video, Job Captain Tobey Wandzy shows how quickly and efficiently our team was able to assemble a weather tight shell with siding and windows on our first Unity Home from Bensonwood. In just three days the crew raised the home from foundation to fully enclosed, including a garage. This home [...]
Green Building Advisor published a writeup of Unity Homes today.
A Barn with a difference! This play-space includes a half-a basketball court (I wonder what the house rules are on shooting from the balcony?)
A Shout-out to a former Bensonwood Employee Eli Gould, who worked as a designer with Bensonwood for several years (and was involved with our Open Prototypes with MIT) gets a good mention in this Green Building Advisor review of Foamglass insulation
Here are nine photos from the second day of assembly of the first Unity Home. This Xyla was fully enclosed and weather tight in two days, a day less than our initial estimate. Bundles are wrapped to protect them. Then labeled with job name, contents, and weight. The start of day 2: [...]
http://youtu.be/PeibnziiXps Job Captain Tobey Wandzy shows how quickly walkout walls, the first floor, timber ridge wall and exterior walls are assembled on-site on Day 1 on-site with the first Unity Home from Bensonwood. The mission of Unity Homes is to improve the quality of lives by creating homes that are healthy, comfortable, solid, and frugal, as well as beautiful. We [...]
In this video, Jay Lepple, in the Building Systems shop, runs us through installing windows in Unity's Prefab walls: http://youtu.be/I76EoYPSMA0