Rattlesnake Canyon, Missoula: ReCRAFT 90 is a 2,400 sq. ft. single-family home featuring more than 40 resource efficient building materials, and using only about 20% of the dimensional lumber that is needed for a conventional wood-framed residence. Loken Builders accomplished this by using stress-skin Styrofoam walls in place of traiditional wood studs. Interior walls were constructed from gypsum board and recycled newsprint. And wood waste materials were used in the subflooring.
Loken Builders also demonstrated many other innovative building materials in this home, including floor tiles and carpet made from recycled rubber and plastic milk jugs, bathroom tiles and countertops made from recycled automobile windshields, paper honeycomb floor panels, and a kitchen sink made from compressed granite dust.
The ReCraft 90 home shows that efficient building can be functional, comfortable, and beautiful. Over 10,000 people have toured ReCRAFT 90, and it has appeared in more than 50 magazines, newspapers and television shows, including the cover of Parade Magazine. Click here for Parade Article.