4/11/2009 - 4/28/2009: Clearing the building site.
5/29/2009 - 6/2/2009: Grading the pad and digging footers.
6/3/2009 - 6/4/2009: Pouring the footings and the floors of the cistern and root cellar.
6/5/2009 - 6/18/2009: Pouring the foundation walls and the walls of the cistern.
6/4/2009 - 10/20/2009: Constructing an 12,000 gallon rainwater cistern under the house.
6/4/2009 - 10/22/2009: Building the root cellar north of the house.
6/25/2009 - 7/17/2009: Placing foam insulation under and around the floor slab.
7/1/2009 - 7/9/2009: Placing plumbing runs under the floor slab.
Unheated Floor Slabs
7/8/2009 - 7/9/2009: Pouring the concrete floors of the porches and garage.
7/10/2009 - 9/4/2009: Building a space for woodworking and other sidelines.
Radiant Heated Floor Slabs
7/10/2009 - 7/24/2009: Placing heat tubing and pouring the heated floors of the house and cottage.
Exterior Wall Framing
7/22/2009 - 8/18/2009: Framing the exterior walls.
Interior Wall Framing
8/4/2009 - 9/17/2009: Framing the interior walls.
8/10/2009 - 9/10/2009: Framing the roof.
8/6/2009 - 12/15/2009: Constructing the barrier-free showers in the bathrooms.
9/8/2009 - 3/12/2009: Water, water everywhere.
8/25/2009 - 12/3/2009: Applying the underlayment and metal roofing.
9/4/2009 - 1/16/2009: Applying the house wrap and siding.
9/5/2009 - 1/31/2010: Staining and sealing the concrete floors.
9/11/2009: Electric service and distribution.
9/10/2009 - 9/28/2009: Building a home theater in the living room.
9/10/2009 - 12/3/2009: Keeping our construction waste out of a landfill.
Solar Heat Storage
9/21/2009 - 11/28/2009: Installing the 2,500 gallon water tank in which we store heat from the solar collectors.
The Solar Roof
9/22/2009: Building the south roof to hold the solar electric array.
Soffit & Fascia
10/1/2009 - 3/3/2010: Closing in the soffits under the eaves and the fascia above it.
10/3/2009 - 12/12/2010: Making concrete countertops with crushed glass.
11/5/2009 - 11/6/2009: Installing the windows.
Solar Heat Collectors
11/9/2009: Mounting the flat-plate solar heat collectors.
11/13/2009 - 11/18/2009: Insulating the exterior walls.
11/23/2009 - 12/9/2009: Installing drywall on the walls and ceilings.
Hydronic Heating System
12/7/2009: Plumbing the system that heats the house.
12/14/2009 - 3/5/2010: Assembling the solar electric array on the south roof.
12/19/2009 - 1/7/2010: Painting the interior walls.
Solar Heat Plumbing
12/24/2009: Plumbing the system that collects solar heat and transfers it to the storage tank.
1/26/2010 - 2/19/2010: Baseboards and trim around interior windows and doors.
11/20/2009 - 7/28/2010: Cabinetry for the kitchens and baths.
10/7/2009 - 3/13/2010: The heat recovery ventilation system.
3/23/2010: Checking for insulation problems using an infrared camera.
4/27/2010 - 4/28/2010: Building an attached, covered deck.
Rainwater Harvesting System
4/29/2010 - 5/30/2010: Building the system that collects, purifies and stores rainwater.
5/15/2010 - 5/18/2010: Establishing the final grade and spreading topsoil around the house.
7/26/2010 - 8/1/2010: Using the cistern to cool the house.
Root Cellar Retaining Wall
9/10/2010 - 11/29/2010: Building a slipform stone wall in front of the root cellar.
3/4/2011: Finishing the appliance garages in the kitchens.
5/6/2012: Adding a ramp to make the deck more accessible.
8/28/2012 - 10/2/2012: Adding storage space for garden equipment and firewood.