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Blog posts about Green

Healthy, Happy Home

  Your home is a safe haven.  It provides comfort and solace when you need a little peace from the outside world. It’s the place you spend most of your time, so why not surround yourself and  loved ones with a healthy environment of a home at Pringle Creek Community? Our green homes are not only... More


Fabulous Farmhouse 


Fabulous Foster-Powell Farmhouse 6821 SE Mall St., Portland, OR 97206 Offered at $335,000 MLS# 17188489 | SQFT: 1,284  3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom This vintage, circa 1902 fabulous farmhouse is a charmer. A lovely combination of original features & updates. It boasts bamboo & fir floors, original woodwork, large bedrooms (two upstairs) and an open main level floor plan. The... More



Cedar Hills Sweet Heart 1750 SW Filmont Ave, Portland, OR 97225 Offered at $425,000 MLS# 17100716 | SQFT: 1,336  4 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom Open, bright and full of light, this oversized corner lot expands into inspiring indoor / outdoor living. Professionally landscaped front and side yard, garden beds, established flora, a covered patio and garden storage make for a peaceful... More


Healthy Homes, Healthy City

Relax in the blossoming orchard. Our homes are inspired by nature and its healthful benefits. Pringle Creek Community is one of the healthiest communities in the country, with a location in the 2nd healthiest city in the nation, Salem, Oregon. Building with green materials, keeping energy efficiency in mind, and providing a shared dedicated green... More


Think Big Live Small 


The buzz about ADUs is definitely gaining momentum. From shows like Tiny House, Big Living to Dee Williams’ TED Talk about her company, Portland Alternative Dwellings, there are many options as far as dreaming up the right way to design a home that’s more efficient and versatile. Think of an ADU as a secondary house or apartment with... More


Sustainable Community

Meet Melinda, Jeff, and baby Elliot. Melinda and Jeff hail from Central Oregon and were looking to live in a more sustainable community. When the offer to move to Salem for a new job happened, they started their search for a place to call home. A place that would be a warm, welcoming, sustainable, and... More


Meet Karen and Steve 


Meet Steve and Karen. They’ve lived in Salem for over 30 years, and were drawn to Pringle Creek Community right from the start. The couple wanted to downsize and were already environmentally conscious. They found it appealing that there was not much yard work, but they could also live in an ecologically friendly place. Steve... More


The Beauty of Energy Efficient Homes

Innovation is found in the very seams of the buildings being made at Pringle Creek Community, in Salem, OR. The beauty of energy efficient homes is they are healthier and save money in the long run. The guiding principles  here are nature, innovation, and community. These three principles guide decision making on design, what materials to... More



Applewood Corner is a restored 1904 farmhouse and a new 2-story cottage. They are detached condos sharing an oversized corner lot. They each have their own outdoor space and storage structure, but they ALSO have access to shared green space–all held by the espalier apple trees anchoring the outer corner. Nicknames are not final and... More



On the hunt for the perfect home, we set out with Kelly a couple of months ago looking at a wide range of houses in close-in southeast. She looked at homes in years ranging from the early 1900s through 1990s. She spent her lunch hours and Saturdays with us, and spent her Sundays touring open houses with... More