We spent the last nine years living in a sprawling 1969 split-level ranch-style house that was clearly not designed with resilience in mind. At the time the house was built, oil was cheap and abundant, and this fact is clear in the design of the house. While I lived there, I learned quite a lot about what factors contribute to a house’s resilience – or not. My husband and I were not in a position to sell the house and move to something more ideal, so I did what many people have done for centuries: I found ways to make do.
What Should I Do?
Increasing resilience in a less-than-ideal home
by Amanda Witman
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 4:36 PM