Ian Schwandt and his wife Sara are building their own custom, high-performance house with a budget of $100 per sq. ft.. Their goal is to build a home that fits the site’s rural landscape with its exterior finishes, but also hints at the modern look of NYC loft apartments. This Passive House standard home was designed with an upside-down floor plan that makes the most of the sloped site’s topography and allows the living areas to have the benefit of vaulted ceilings. Follow along as Ian builds this home from the ground up.
Framing Interior Double-Stud Walls
Sheathing the Roof and Completing the Air Barrier
Raising and Air-Sealing Tall Walls
Design Inspiration Behind FHB House WI