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Family, Friends & Favorites

Thank you so much to all of you who helped us build our home...



Joel and Lisa, owners and builders of this Sustainable Solar Home...



Joe, Joel, Scott and Uncle Mike- family helping lay the foundation...



Beautiful sunset...



Nathan and buddy, and flat tires...



Joel writing to his true love...



The Harley-man, we miss you buddy...



Joel and Tearle setting the blocks...



Nate helping out in 2009...



Saharah helping to stain tiles...



Joel with Ken, friend and building inspector...



A nice rainbow...surely that pot of gold is around here somewhere...



Joel working the Bobcat...



Nate on the quad...



Joel and Tearle, again...



Joel taking a break...



Playing in the concrete...



Another sunset at the property...



Huge log beams that Joel peeled, now part of the house...



Roofing in a snow storm...don't try this at home!!!



Joel's hand made corbels for the north porch...



Tearle and his son Matt...



Snow, wonderful snow...



8" inches of snow...



Joel and his first hand-made cabinet...



Mammoth concrete and bottle/can wall...



Neighbors Tom and Nicki helping out...



The great Monastery Fire of Sept. 2011, coming right for the property...



Southwestern Cow skull decor- painted by Lisa...



Joel and Matt after a hard days work...



Joe, the faithful helper...



Paul- kinda like Santa Clause delivering gifts of milled wood for the house...



Lars- always with a smile...



A winter wonderland...

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