The House on Third Street is…..

an extremely energy efficient and healthy demonstration home located in Sandusky, ohio

When you build an energy efficient home….

you are making the decision to reduce your energy costs and live in comfort for the rest of your life

We encourage you to use this site….

as a resource to connect to the information, products and companies you will need to build your home

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learn from our efforts to make our home more and more efficient

We thoroughly enjoy our home…….

and the remarkable year around comfort it provides

We continue to add and develop….

new technology. Soon we will offer workshops for those who would like to learn more

Continued progress and momentum

Continued progress and momentum

Since Sue and I completed The House on Third Street in 2006, we have seen the neighborhood and Sandusky in general deteriorate.   So we are excited ...

The House on Third Street Goes Steel

The House on Third Street Goes Steel

On the surface installing a staircase, let alone installing one in a garage, might not seem all that interesting or a monumental of task.  In the c...

Steel Stairs Update

Steel Stairs Update

The fabrication of the steel staircase is about two weeks behind schedule, but I’m very pleased with progress and quality of the work. Custom Metals...

ICFs and Wiring Electric

ICFs and Wiring Electric

Once I contracted to have the stairs fabricated, I decided to turn may attention to wiring the upstairs for electric.  In the process of laying out t...

Regrouping

Regrouping

For those inspiring to act as your own contractor,  my advice is to really consider whether you have the experience, skills and time that it really t...

Fiverr.com helps to flatten the world

Fiverr.com helps to flatten the world

Since a steel staircase is unusual for a residential project, when a came to getting a building permit I wanted to do everything I could to assure thi...

Neighborhood Revitalization

Neighborhood Revitalization

Since Sue and I completed The House on Third Street in 2006, Sandusky neighborhoods have rapidly declined.  The recession has had a devastating impac...

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