The Idea Farm: A Custom, Eco-Friendly Farmhouse

The Idea Farm: A Custom, Eco-Friendly Farmhouse

The Idea Farm

This green, custom home was built by Vujovich (Voy-o-vich) Design Build and is a sophisticated blend of rustic and refinement. Everything about it was purposefully planned for a couple committed to living close to the earth and following a lifestyle of comfort in simplicity. Affectionately named “The Idea Farm,” for its innovation in green and sustainable building practices, this home was only the second new home in Minnesota to receive a Gold Rating by MN GreenStar.  With the design and construction of The Idea Farm, Minnesota’s second gold certified MN GreenStar Home, green technologies and sustainable practices are combined with beautiful and practical architecture.

What makes this home more eco-friendly than most?

  • Environmentally friendly tree relocation
  • High-efficiency spray foam insulation
  • Solar panels
  • Local materials and building suppliers
  • Recycled materials
  • Reclaimed materials
  • Reclaimed wood flooring
  • Geothermal heating
  • Rainwater collection
  • Reuse of greywater
  • Composting
  • Reseeding native prairie grasses and pastures

Vujovich first started going green by using reclaimed barn wood for floors, cabinetry and millwork back in 1987 and has since played a leadership role in bringing green and sustainable expertise to the Twin Cities through their LEED and MN GreenStar professional staff. They pride themselves for staying on the cutting edge with techniques, materials, and technologies for green and sustainable construction.


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Want to hear some good news? According to the World Green Building Trends 2018 report from Dodge Data and Analytics, green building is officially a “global trend” and energy conservation is a top priority for people all over the planet. There are many choices of new (and old) materials which are being used in revolutionary ways.

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As a discerning green homeowner, every choice you make involves a variety of factors. And floors are no exception. You have to love how it looks, like how it feels on your feet, trust that it cleans up without too much effort and lasts a long time – and since you care about the planet that we live on….it needs to be healthy and eco-friendly, too.

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