Factory Seminar on Modular Building

One of the independent factories we work with to build our weeHouses, Simplex, is hosting an online seminar about the benefits of modular building. Simplex also manufactures "traditional" modular homes, so you may see examples of gable roofs, etc.. Since the process is essentially the same as a weeHouse build, I thought that you might find this useful. Please note: this is not a sales pitch on the weeHouse!

We also have a lot of information—including links to more information!—on our Web site (www.weehouse.com) under 2010 weeHouses>FAQ. And, of course, we're always happy to speak with you over the phone or online to answer questions.

Here's the Simplex seminar info:
Tuesday April 6, 2010 at 7pm EST Simplex Industries will be hosting
a new home planning seminar titled "Why Modular Makes Sense/Cents".

The seminar will be hosted by
Dave Boniello, Vice President of Marketing and Development
and Dave Mertz, Vice President of Sales at Simplex

Some of the topics that will be covered in this seminar include:
· Learn what the modular process is and how it works
· True custom designing to meet your needs
· Learn about green building costs and benefits
· Learn about energy star costs and benefits
· How to establish a budget so you can look at the right home
· What you need for financing
· Learn how the speed of modular construction can help reduce your financing costs
Click on the link below to register. https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/226134768

Rooftop weeHouse installation

from YouTube ... a quick video on the Phillips Garden weeHouse being "set"

Get Growing!

A wonderful chance to see the first rooftop weeHouse and get the green-skinny on landscape, gardening, and green living . . .

Please join Alchemy's ground-breaking (literally) clients as they celebrate twenty-five years of business.

Phillips Garden has been creating sustainable, contemporary landscapes in the Twin Cites since 1985. In 1999 they purchased and renovated a vacant and run down arts and crafts gas station on Cedar Avenue and created an award-winning studio space with a weeHouse on top!

To celebrate 25 years in business, they'll be hosting two free Open Studios on Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, April 24 from 11 am until 2 pm. These Open Studios are a great opportunity to bring your questions, photos and measurements to the designers and horticulturists at Phillips Garden to receive great advice for your home landscape. If you are considering a landscape project, this is a perfect way to test the waters and get some fresh ideas.

The Phillips Garden team of experts in horticulture and design has over 75 years of collective experience. Half-hour bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call ahead to get on the schedule. Walk-in clients will be helped as time permits.


Phillips Garden

2646 Cedar Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Creating Alchemy while Reusing Materials

Alchemy is designing the new retail space in Calhoun Square, Minneapolis for VState Clothing, an über-groovin' clothing store. It's a great fit! The new store will open in April, but right now, Alchemists are installing the flooring which is repurposed from an old warehouse floor. There's a terrific salvage spot here in Minneapolis called Bauer Brothers. It's an Alchemist's dream.

After the board installation, the flooring will be cleaned and buffed, and a unifying finish will be painted over the top. This way, the uniqueness of the boards will be maintained, but they'll look sharp and refinished ... perfect for a retail environment that provides sharp and fashionable clothing that is unique and contemporary.

More pix to be posted as the project continues . . .