Friday, July 24, 2009

Taking Refuge in Bozeman

We paid a surprise visit to Dan & Mary at Refuge the other afternoon in Bozeman, Montana. One might not think of Bozeman as a hot bed of sustainable building, but we were pleasantly surprised to find a well-stocked, beautifully merchandised green building supply here inside of a rustic barn wood building on the edge of downtown. We actually drove by it at first and had to come back around as we were distracted by the huge solar array on the building across the street that turned out to be a Yoga center that heated its hot water for their showers with solar. Not having been through Bozeman in some thirty years or so, we were impressed by the way things have changed!

Dan and Mary graciously showed us around the shop and happily took in a tour of the Flying Cloud, asking a lot of great questions. All too soon it was time to get back on the road, but we enjoyed our visit and have some new friends in Bozeman! We applaud them for their efforts to bring sustainable building to the old west.

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