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Meadow House

A house that recalls the simple form of a barn, nestled among the maples at the edge of a hay field. Warmed by the sun, insulated with a thick coat of cellulose, a cozy nest for dreaming, living, growing.


This one is a deeply personal project: it is my own house. Designed and re-designed over several years as I got to know the site better over the seasons, then constructed as an owner-builder in the heart of a pandemic with a talented team of local carpenters.


A project to learn and share: the project is pursuing Passivhaus (Passive House) certification, which will make it one of the first projects in Quebec to reach this ambitious yet achievable energy efficiency standard.

Architecture and PH energy modelling: Tandem Architecture Écologique

General contractor: owner-builder

Carpentry: Kevin Dauphinais (Myden Construction), Jake Duteau & Corey Duteau (JCD Construction)

PHI Certification: Peel Passive House

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