Friday, January 22, 2010

Contest House - caving in to the romance of wind power

Its growing on me. I've got a fever, and the only cure is more wind power.

Yes - I am finding it harder and harder to imagine presenting the house without the wind generators. They just send such an overt message whether it makes complete sense or not. I have to get them spinning in the image.. Well anyhow here is the current state of the front yard. A large light has been added to call out the front door, and hold off the calls for a porch roof.

And here is the current state of the back yard. The rain collection barrels have been added at the right. The clothes line is already in use. And the veggie garden is going gang-busters. Unfortunately you can't see the compost bin in this view. Ok, time to fire up the grill. You can take those empties out to the recycle bin - rubbish court behind the garage.


  1. Greg:

    You may want to consider adding an entry cover. Pots above will need water and your guest may not appreciate the dripping dirty water. Just a thought.

    Also take a look at the urban wind turbines over at
    they are more streamlined and quieter than the propeller type.


  2. Yes, dripping is a small hazard - but I must say that in all the years we've had window boxes I can't recall even one time we had guests at the door at the same time we were watering, and dripping. Our boxes are not over the door, but even if they were I really don't think there is a problem here.

    The Oregon Wind generator looks great. Its really exciting to see so many small wind products coming to market.