C++ Programmer builds off the grid smart home

There is far more to this home, this man and this story than you might think by just watching the first 3 minutes.  Loren Amelang of Mendocino County, CA, decided to quit his job as a C++ programmer because he couldn’t stand the flicker of alternate current lighting.  He built his home out of locally sourced redwood (abandoned by loggers nearly 100 years ago).  The result of his efforts is a beautiful and amazingly efficient, off the grid home with a steam-punk, tech geek feel.  Loren’s design ideas are completely different from most traditional building practices.  His home is a testament to imagination, tenacity, trial and error. We can learn a lot from how he thinks.

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Last week one of our great sales persons, Heather Tissue, thought it would be nice to share some photos of recent work through the houzz website. Heather had designed the project for the client who wanted to use a combination of natural materials that embodied sustainability with a bright colorful pallet. The carpernters at Green Goods provided the final touches with their fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Cabinets by www.greenleafcabinets.com – All the uppers were built from  natural strand woven bamboo, while the lowers were paint grade cabinets that were purple, orange and blue. 

Counters were a recycled glass concrete counters

The tile was provided by Fireclay tile

The bamboo doors were provided by www.greenleafdoors.com – The doors matched the uppers with the natural strand bamboo with stainless steel inlays.
All the lighting was energy efficient LED lights with dimable drivers. Work was provided by our friend Jim Devore from Greenwave Solutions