I know it isn't the Wall Street Journal or the London Financial Times but I was very happy to see an article about my Earth-Sheltered Home listing appear on the front page of the Potomac News today. Interestingly enough the Washington Post has been telling me for 3 weeks that they were going to run an article about the house. The reporter kept saying I'm working on it.
When the reporter from the Potomac News called I asked her how she had learned about the property. She stated that she had been doing a google search on local real estate and came across my blog post on a "green lifestyle" home. When she saw the pictures she knew that she wanted to feature the home in the paper. Her call came in on a Thursday afternoon. Friday morning the reporter met me at the house and she called the owner (who now lives in Delaware) and her it is today on the front page.
One of the things that the reporter didn't add to her story is besides the energy savings the maintenance savings are incredible as well. If you think of any other 25 year old house in our area you realize that the owners have had to at minimum replace the roof, the windows, and most likely replaced the original wood siding. This home has had the front trim repainted and the roof reseeded. I will admit that mowing the roof seems a little odd but if you are going to mow your yard what's the difference?
The best part of the story will be when we find new owners!