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Eco-friendly Ballard home is earning money for its owners

Posted on December 14th, 2011

SEATTLE — A Ballard couple’s frugal approach to home building is paying off, and they’re now the proud owners of the first home in Seattle that actually produces more energy than it uses.

Eric Thompson said he and his wife were just an average couple faced with the common problem of wanting to buy their first home but not liking anything in their price range.

So instead of settling for a house they didn’t really like, the couple decided to start from scratch and build their own dream house.

What they came up with turned out to be revolutionary.

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About Ted Clifton

Ted L. Clifton has been a designer and builder for more than 45 years. Educated at Berkeley, California, Ted has worked in every phase of construction and knows first-hand what it takes to design and construct a quality home. Having built hundreds of homes as well as commercial and institutional buildings, Ted has the advantage of extensive knowledge of the means and methods used in all three. He has worked in three very different climate zones, from the foothills of California, to Ketchikan, Alaska, to Whidbey Island, Washington.

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