This blog is about building a home that cuts heat energy use by 90 percent. In a bit of green irony, utility companies once wanted to build a nuclear power plant on this site. Instead, we’re raising our kids as the 10th generation on the family farm.

Red house by Nicholas, age 9

Chris Gould is a photographer who likes to drive bulldozers. Visit his website here

Susan Guthridge-Gould is principal of Beyond Jargon LLC and often writes about global development issues like family planning and climate change.

Nicholas and Lily attend Ichabod Crane.

BarlisWedlick Architects designed the house and NYSERDA provided engineering expertise then monitored us for one year.