Green Modern Kits News! September 2008

Greetings from Green Modern Kits!
This is our first official newsletter, and thank you all for your continued interest in Green Modern Kits.

We have some big news ahead:
  • September 22nd we begin foundation work for the Virginia casa ti. We received the foundation foam this week, and you will see my blog turn much more towards our own house kit construction... starting... now!
  • In Oklahoma, a casa ti is beginning the permitting process. They will also be building an R1 Residential addition and garage.
  • Akemi Tanaka has been working hard all summer and is finalizing her first Green Modern Kits furniture offering! While I encourage reuse of materials (and am, ahem, quite the Queen of Thrift Stores!), I did see that it was hard to find gorgeous, affordable furniture that does multiple things, which is really an asset in smaller footprint homes. So, we're crafty! We've been working hard on some really cool stuff that's practical, useful, and gorgeous!
  • And there are two R1 Residentials in the works... more details soon...
Green Modern Kits has been recently written about by Green Building Talk, materialicious, Skirt! Magazine, and Urge Online.

Despite the current housing and economic crisis, people remain enthusiastic about creating green, efficient, affordable homes for their family. Despite great credit, our own personal house kit has been affected by the gloomy market- just yesterday, our equity line of credit was reduced by $20,000. Want to see super thrifty and frugal? Then follow that project as we navigate the murky financial waters.

Another couple has sold their Las Vegas home and downscaled to a small rural town. They have the great opportunity to pay for their land and construction in cash- at a young age, already debt free! Kudos to them, and they will be posting more on that project soon.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful fall- and those of you with whom I have spoken in Texas, Florida, and California this summer that have been in the path of disaster: I am thinking of you all. We actually have a special rate for you, because it's the right thing to do. Please contact me to discuss it further.

And to everyone else: Happy Camping Season!!!! : ) Expect many, many camping pictures in my posts, 'cause this is when we go out to hug our own piece of land and enjoy it with friends and family.

Sincerely yours,
Copeland Casati
and all of us at Green Modern Kits

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