Green custom homes that truly sip electricity. They're beautiful, durable, simple, low load, high performance, low maintenance & super comfortable.
Our current PassiveHouse neighborhood: EnoRiverTrace 10ac homesites on the Eno River in Hillsborough NC
Through an aggressive program of continuous advanced industry education and studiously-applied fieldwork, daily, for more than 2 decades, Anchorage Builders have led greenbuilding by example. They steadily introduce sensible new - and reinvigorate successful old - functional, beautiful architectural approaches, energy-efficient technologies, sustainable products and well-thought-through construction applications to the Chapel Hill NC built environment.
AFFORDABLE SUSTAINABILITY: Our business focus is to build you “the most for the least”. Talk with us, you’ll see. Our arrangement is quite different - we happily value-engineer with you and your architect, for free, all as a team, early-on, determining the very best construction methods and most sensible materials for your scope. Our deliberate planning can make the entire home functional and all space useful, not wasted. Founded in the sunny, salty, humid, harsh, hurricane-prone coastal environment of Wilmington NC, we’ve learned the importance of micro-focusing on stout, sturdy, weatherproof, low-maintenance green-building techniques, while integrating über-efficient comfort systems. In 2.5 decades in the industry, we’ve also learned to seek out and treasure the most key element in the equation - the magically motivating reciprocity of working with naturally fun, happy, thankful clients.
Passive Solar Homebuilding, It’s Been Around A While...
"Doth not the man who buildeth the house intend, principally, the making of it useful and pleasant? Now in houses with a south aspect, the sun's rays penetrate into the porticos in winter, but in the summer, the path of the sun is right over our heads and above the roof, so that there is shade. If then this is the best arrangement, we should build the south side loftier to get the winter sun and the north side lower to keep out the winter winds. To put it shortly, the house in which the owner can find a pleasant retreat at all seasons and can store his belongings safely is presumably at once the pleasantest and the most beautiful." - Socrates, ca. 470BC-399BC.
"You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)