Alstead NH, Sept 19, 2015 Harvest Hoedown Fundraiser by Rick Reynolds The totals were in and Fall Mountain Food Shelf Director, Mary Lou Huffling was deeply moved by the warmth and support in evidence at Bensonwood’s Harvest Hoedown fundraiser. ”As always, it was a very heartwarming experience of community caring, and it will make such [...]
Here are a few photos of the R. W. Kern Center raising at Hampshire College. If you'd like to learn more, check out this recent story from our newsletter. [envira-gallery id="13893"]
By Rick Reynolds What is house bling? As it turns out, it’s an important question to ask. For the purposes of this article, “house bling” is any trophy appliance with a 10-year useful lifespan and purchased as part of a 30-year new home mortgage for the privilege of paying interest on it for an additional [...]
by Rick Reynolds In the growing movement towards green schools as transformational hubs of their communities, Bensonwood is finding its montage building science and innovative materials use increasingly in demand. As a recent example, the Common Ground School—a high school, urban farm, and environmental center in New Haven, Connecticut (and Americas longest-running environmental charter school) [...]
Slideshow: 5 Modern American Farmhouses | Dwell. "A pitched roof doesn’t necessarily mean a home is stuck in the dark ages of the American architectural vernacular. In fact, the following modern farmhouses—which either underwent a transformation or were built with the style in mind—prove that gables and porches can be very modern indeed." We couldn't [...]
The Washington Post Real Estate section this weekend featured an article: What is fabulous about prefab housing, which features a nice mention of Bensonwood, particularly the OBPlus Wall.
The Road from Fine Carpenter to Fine Businessman. Fine Homebuilding talks to Tedd about timber framing, weathering the Great Recession, and where he (and Bensonwood) are going in the next few years.
Before it's news has republished an interview Tedd gave to Green Building Canada. You can read it here.
Rick Whitcomb is starting his first carving for the new year.