As most of you know, this blog was originally created to document the 100k House Project in all it’s intricate details. Over the course of that project we covered design, product research, mechanical systems, zoning process and much, much more. We tried to live up to our goal of transparency as much as possible and hoped that our openness was helpful and perhaps, at times, even inspiring.
Since the end of that project this blog has grown into something less defined, but we hope, nearly as interesting. We kept up coverage of the subsequent projects which sprung from the 100k idea and added posts on our philosophy, marketing approach, objects of admiration and a whole mess of other miscellany. Over the years this has led to incredible conversation, valuable relationships, flattering PR and great opportunities for continuing our own education in this field of what we will loosely call green building.
Through this process of blogging, our actual company, Postgreen Homes, found itself slightly obscured. While not a terrible concern, we did think that the Postgreen Homes brand offered a better long-term definition of what we hoped to accomplish than the 100k House. So, when we launched our home customization tool at PostgreenHomes.com, we began to talk about bringing it more to the forefront. To that end, we moved some coverage to a new Postgreen Homes Blog (which some of you have visited). At first these were largely construction related posts specific to individual projects, but in recent days we have chosen to move everything over. That’s right . . . everything.
We have decided that the 100k Blog has run it’s course. It is simply too much to concentrate on two different outlets for our ideas while trying to juggle our actual job of developing real life buildings, and we think that, of the two, Postgreen Homes offers a more appropriate venue for our updates and musings. We understand that in terms of SEO and market exposure this seems, perhaps, a little foolish, but we hope that over time we can make the Postgreen Homes blog into what the 100k has been and even improve upon it.
So, this will be the last new post on 100khouse.com. The archives will remain intact and fully searchable but we intend to simplify the site and leave it as a monument of sorts. This is not, however, the end of the 100k Team or our writing on green building, urban planning, design and all the rest. It is also not the end of the 100k idea of modern, healthy, energy efficient homes at an affordable price. We ask that those of you who have been such an important part of the conversations on the 100k Blog stick with us as we change venues. In fact, we might go so far as to beg . . .
Please read our ongoing writing.
Please sign up for the new RSS Feed or Email Feed.
Please visit ISA, our esteemed 100k partner, for design services.
And please tell people about the change. We know this is a big move and we will need all the help we can get to keep momentum through it.
Before we go, we want to thank all of our readers, especially those of you who have taken the time to share our work and join the conversation on our posts. We have learned a great deal from the process of writing and maintaining this blog, and we have learned a great deal from all of you. We hope to continue creating useful content and generating powerful conversation as we move this operation to a new home.
This is 100k signing off. We will see you over at Postgreen Homes soon.
If you enjoyed reading this post I can promise you'll love our new writing over at Postgreen Homes. Yeah, we know that's the same thing your favorite band said and their new album is nowhere near as good as their early stuff, but seriously, we are actually still getting better.
There also isn't much conversation to be had here . . . at least not with us. So come on over to the Postgreen Homes Blog and tell us what you think of our new(ish) digs and crazy ideas. We will be sure to tell you what we think of your opinion.