Dragonfly Hill, Building a Dream
January 29 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenter: Steve Travis Steve Travis and Jeff Ingram embarked on a dream home building project that started in 2006. After purchasing 18 acres overlooking the Yaquina River between Newport and Toledo, they moved into a trailer on the property—wanting to see how the light and views changed over the seasons. Steve, an “armchair architect” was interested in earth friendly and alternative building techniques. An earth sheltered home was appealing as it would be super energy efficient and be able to withstand earthquakes and fire and have low maintenance requirements. Steve and Jeff created the floor plan and Formworks engineered and shipped out the steel building components.