Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful By SALLY KEENEY Correspondent Less is more. Small is beautiful. These phrases and more lauding the virtues of frugality and minimalism have been in the Mother Earth lexicon since the early 1970s.  Whether you are planting a victory garden in a lush suburban backyard or downsizing to a small apartment, the idea is to make the space you have not only aesthetically beautiful and functional, but sustainable as well. High ... Read full post »

Second OCH&LT Affordable Home Starts

Our second green built affordable home for the Orange  Community Housing and Land Trust is under way.    Architect David Ripperton donated his time to put the plans together for these homes. In addition to putting together a great plan with a very functional traffic pattern and many special features, he did a great job of making spaces and  room sizes that allow the use of standard length framing materials – which helps substant ... Read full post »

Can Green be affordable?

Building an energy efficient home that qualifies as part of an affordable home project may seem unrealistic……but that is exactly the project initiated by the Orange Community Housing and Land Trust. Synergy  is very excited to be involved in this venture, and believes that the project will demonstrate that quality built energy efficient homes can also be affordable homes. Synergy has been working with the Land Trust to develop pl ... Read full post »