Download the Design Here

Download the sketchup model here.

Here is the link to download the sketchup model of the house.  

Sketchup is a great freeware 3D modeling program formerly owned by google. It is now managed by a group out of Boulder. It’s a great program.

When I invested the 2 weeks of long days building the model, I often wondered if it was going to be worth the time.  In retrospect – yes it was – absolutely hands down one of the best investments I made.  The model enabled:

  1. Superior communications with the build crew
  2. The ability to “audit” materials – count sticks
  3. Communicate what the finished product would look like to my wife and others
  4. Helped identify mechanical defects with the engineer, Mark Benjamin, (970) 472-2394, during construction.  We were able to do electronic reviews of issues using screen sharing before we started.

You’ll need to download sketchup to utilize the model.