Living Green Case Study: Environmentally Friendly Log Homes

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Living Green is a case study on environmentally friendly remodeling practices, featuring a log home in Duvall, Washington that was built with site-harvested logs. The home was later remodeled with eco-friendly, sustainable features. There will be an open house with the opportunity to see various green technologies incorporated into a real-life home remodeling project.

The Log Home Builders Association today announced support for the Living Green event, an environmentally-friendly remodeling case study focused on LHBA member Mike Vowels log home in Duvall, Washington. On Saturday, September 27th, homeowners will have the opportunity to tour the home and see how a remodeling project can incorporate sustainable building practices. In addition, visitors can meet green remodeling contractors and suppliers at the event.

The log home of Mr. Vowels was initially built on site from trees that were harvested on the property and then re-planted, creating a "near zero" forestry footprint. Wood scraps were even reclaimed for interior carpentry projects such as stairs and window trim. Later, Mike added a native-style bogscape fed by a gray water system from the house, and incorporated solar features as well.

Mr. Vowels initially built his log home from scratch after attending a two day class offered by the Log Home Builders Association. For more information on the LHBA or their two-day log home school, visit or call 360-794-4469.

About the Log Home Builders Association:

The Log Home Builders Association has been teaching men and women how to build their own log homes from scratch since 1965. Their world-famous two day class is offered periodically throughout the year.


Mr. Ellsworth, Director
Log Home Builders Association


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