River Road Mini-home Designed by Nir Pearlson
In the River Road area in north Eugene there is a small timber-frame mini home that have cozy beautiful spaces inside of it for owners Rob Handy and Julie Hulme. This sustainable house, designed by Nir Pearlson and built by Six Degrees Construction, is 800-square-foot and as sustainable features it has a roof with a solar PV array, and a hot water solar collector. For the irrigating the garden there is reclaimed graywater and rainwater. The home has an exposed wood structure, earthen plaster walls with a double-insulated envelope, metal roofing, and plywood and HardiePlank siding. The interior and arrangements of the rooms consist of a front porch, the areas for living, dining and cooking, interacting in the central space of the house. Then the study/guest room opens onto the partly-sheltered deck overlooking the garden. There is a centrally located wood stove, a master bedroom and a light-filled bathroom. This sustainable home building received gold-level certification from the Earth Advantage Institute.