Handleman's innovative home was designed by Jamie Hoffman Architect, and the house is Super-insulated, with a Heat Recovery Ventilation system, Hot water in-floor heat with a 96% efficient boiler (with Side-arm storage tank). Loken Builders used a lot of salvaged beams and timbers. Cedar-Saver Shingles on the gable ends of the structures were created utilizing Loken Builders' own construction woodwaste, which was resawn, and installed to mimic cedar shingles on the house. Metal siding was also used and its rusting accelerated to allow the home to better blend in with it's forest surroundings.
The site has no developed 'lawn', but instead uses the native forest vegetation, and an innovative privacy fence that has woven twigs in it. The house and site features 12 tons of native rock siding, and landscaping. All appliances were beyond Energy Star. Fly ash was used in the concrete, and the doors for the home were all Made in Montana.
Please browse images of the Handleman construction by clicking of the thumbnails below. Many of the amazing photos were taken by Michael Coles (www.mcolesphoto.com). Hover over the left and right of the popup images to navigate forward or backwards through the photos.