A house is made up of glass and concrete and steel and wood (well, not ours) and a host of other materials. You assemble the pieces and you “build”. But it’s the people involved in the project, that can set it apart. The people either rise to meet the challenges or they produce the minimum they can to get by and don’t inspire others, and likely don’t garner a lot of personal satisfaction from their “job”.
We’ve been very fortunate on this project to have met some incredible people. People who’s skill and caring have helped us realize this crazy dream. People who took at little extra time to understand what we’ve been trying to do, and figured out creative ways to help meet the goal. They’ve stepped outside their personal or professional, comfort zones and took us seriously when we asked ‘why not?’.
We hope that we can partner with some of these folks as we move through the process and at project completion when we do “the fun stuff” – like the open house tours with NC Modernist Houses, or open house required by LEED, or maybe the Green Home Tour (although no sure I’ll be spending the money to put our house on the tour…)
The house is “stuff”, but the process is people. And continue to be pleased and comforted by the folks who are passionate about what they do – and strive to differentiate themselves against “the rest”.