Energy Performance of Eight Homes at Eliakim's Way.
A new house built on the small footprint of the original benefits from space-saving strategies and a modern insulation package.
Well-thought-out details make energy-efficient houses both attractive and affordable.
A new home on Martha's Vineyard is made from some very old materials.
South Mountain gets it right again.
Using timber-frame elements selectively is a more affordable way to add strength and beauty to a conventionally framed house.
To be truly "green" or "sustainable" or "environmentally friendly", or any number of loosely defined terms, a home needs to be thought-through and accordingly designed from slab to stud to ceiling fan.
A Martha's Vineyard home illustrates that New England tradition, green building, and Japanese elements work hand in hand.
The worker-owners of this design business put a premium on health benefits and avoiding layoffs.
South Mountain Company and the Climate of Reclamation.
A worker-owned remodeling firm moves into grid-tied home power systems as an extension of its core business.
John Abrams believes that homes, relationships, communities, and small companies should be built to last for generations.
Two vineyard cottages strike a harmonious balance between decreased space and increased charm.
In 1987, John Abrams converted South Mountain Company, the small Martha's Vineyard construction company he founded in 1975, to a worker-owner cooperative corporation.
South Mountain is probably the most prolific builder of affordable housing on the Vineyard—but its employees also earn a living building some of the Island's most unaffordable homes.
A Martha's Vineyard home will generate as much power as it consumes.
SMC receives the Workplace Democracy Award for using employee ownership as the foundation of a life-enhancing company.
Affordable housing is the ballast of a community. Without it, some people are forced to move away, and the structure of community tips over.
An innovative design/build firm creates an affordable, sustainable cohousing project on Martha's Vineyard.
On Martha's Vineyard, a co-housing project sets an example of sensitive development, affordable housing and community building.
Without fanfare or farewells in the newspapers, our best neighbors are leaving the Island in ever-growing numbers.
Shouldn't the largest investment most people ever make come with a big, thick instruction book?
The Wampanoag Tribe builds in harmony with the environment on Martha's Vineyard.