Blue Spruce Habitat builds houses according to the following guiding principles:
Our houses are modestly sized. They are large enough for the family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
We only use quality, locally available building materials.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and affordable loans make it possible for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.
Blue Spruce Habitat's houses are typically built using wood frame construction, Gypsum board interior wall, fiber cement siding, and asphalt shingle roofs.
Our commitment to build with people in need extends to those with disabilities. When possible, Habitat houses incorporate basic accessible design features, such as a zero-step entrance and wide passage doors and hallways. Houses built in partnership with families with disabilities include additional accessibility features.
HABITAT AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Blue Spruce Habitat is committed to resource- and energy-efficient building practices. HFHI's Construction Technologies department provides our affiliate with construction techniques that conserve natural resources and reduce long-term costs for Habitat homeowners.