03/01/11 - Some day, at some time, Randy read some thing about Living Building Challenge. The challenge was to live, not just net off the grid, but totally off the grid. Randy loves a challenge. After all, how hard could it be??? The answer is HARD! There is currently no Living Building Challenge certified house. So, the gauntlet was thrown and Randy accepted. On March 1, 2011, we became members of the International Living Building Institute so that we could register the Urban Frontier House as a project seeking to ultimately become a Living Building Certified house. For those of you who are old enough, even though our house will be in the city, it somewhat reminds me of the “Green Acres” television sitcom back in the 60s and 70s where the husband and wife leave the city and decide to “work the land.” Actually, the husband relishes the “chores” and the “fresh air” while the wife is not so sure about leaving her city life. Am I living a sitcom? We will see. In the meantime, I am on board and very curious how this is all going to turn out – haha! Stay tuned!