Penticton Habitat project on display

Open house for Huth Avenue home will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It’s going to be one of the most environmentally friendly homes in Penticton, and it’s under construction by a crew of volunteers.

Habitat for Humanity’s latest project in the South Okanagan, a home on Huth Avenue in Penticton, was designed from the start by architect Cal Meiklejohn to be as energy-saving as possible. Incorporating design elements like a rammed earth wall, light pipes and other green features, it is also designed to be as low-cost as possible for the partner family to run.

And now the public will get a chance to look at the house as it is being constructed. Recipients John Draus and wife April Tuford, have been hard at work putting in the required 500 hours of “sweat equity,” are sponsoring an open house to let everyone see how far the Habitat build has progressed, and what more is needed to complete the home.

The open house will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be barbecued burgers and salad available, thanks to the support of T-Bones, Cobbs Bread and Quality Greens.