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Maine builder Jim Bahoosh finds happiness in small houses

Community Author: University of Maine Hutchinson Center
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NORTHPORT, MAINE -- 07/26/2016 -- Jim Bahoosh at a house he built in Northport in 2015 and 2016. Bahoosh of Morrill designs and builds small houses that usually range between 500 and 900 square feet. Gabor Degre | BDN

BELFAST — “Do small things with great love,” advocated Mother Teresa, and that’s the principle Maine builder Jim Bahoosh exemplifies in every small house he constructs.
Bahoosh will give a free public lecture 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, focusing on the design and construction of small homes, and ways to efficiently utilize space to achieve a healthy indoor environment. He also will provide information to help people decide whether a small house is a good fit for them.
Inspired by the PBS program “This Old House,” Bahoosh began working in construction in 1983, and bought and restored his first old home a year later. In 1994, he began constructing new homes that embody the look and feel of traditional New England architecture.
Bahoosh and his small homes have been featured in the Bangor Daily News and “Down East Magazine.” He has spoken at the Common Ground Fair, the Maine Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference, and on Maine Public Radio. Additionally, he produces and hosts “The Sustainable House Sketchbook” on WERU Community Radio.

Currently, Bahoosh constructs homes ranging from 500 to 1000 square feet and noting that he “builds homes that are as easy to live in as they are lovely.”

For  information on the lecture or to request a disability accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson, 338-8049. Additional information about the Hutchinson Center is
online (hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu).