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THE AGRITECT

A blog about all things rural and agritourism related

Rural Revitalization Idea #3: Trail Bunkies

Rural Reviatalization Idea #3: Trail bunkies. Grain bin conversion, treehouse, bunkie…what opportunities does your property have along the @G2GRailTrail or @@TheBruceTrailConservancy ?

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5 ways designing a barn house is different from a normal custom home!

Do you live in a barn! Or do you want to? It’s really important to realize that designing a barn conversion to a house (or other structures), is not at all the same as starting with a blank paper for a custom home. You have this amazing timber frame you need to work around to […]

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Architecture for Kids!

Keep your kids busy with this house book Free Printable! Including lesson on architecture for kids!

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Free Heating!

Its -25 outside and the furnace in a passive house probably isn’t running! How is that possible? Careful thought at the very beginning of building design and some free heat from the sun!

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“Do you do Permit Drawings?”

This is a question I get asked a lot. Of course I do permit drawings; its a necessary part of the design/building process, but as an architect I can do so much more for your project! A lot of decisions need to be made before arriving at a set of permit drawings, even if you […]

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Baby, its warm inside! Cost-effective insulation

Baby it’s warm inside! Cost effective insulation

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Are you in the right ‘Zone’?

An overview to municipal zoning regulations. Is your agritourism project allowed? What they are? How to interpret them? And what to do about them?

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Happy Holidays 2018

A little tale of our newest project at VELD architect!   ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the office Not a creature was drafting, not even a mouse; The drawings were hung on the drafting board with care, In hopes that Chief Building Official would soon be there;   The architects were nestled […]

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Happy Holidays!

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What is a blower door test? And why is it important?

You may have heard this term lately with all the new energy regulations around housing. A blower door test is a test of how air tight your house is. The reason you want an air-tight house is so that when you warm or cool the air in your house to be comfortable you don’t want […]

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