The Great Habitat Build 2007 is underway this summer and it will not be long before the Condran family moves into their new R-2000 home. Located in Lower Sackville, Donna, Jeff and their five children Jace, Kailey, Kyler, Jaron and Realene will take ownership of their new home in September. Until then they will join dozens of NSHBA members as they work together to turn their dream of owning a healthy and affordable home into a reality.
A special thanks to all the NSHBA members who are donating money, products and labour to the build. Membership does make a difference and we thank our members for all their generosity.
About the family
When Donna Condran and Jeff Venedam move their five children into their new home in September they will be leaving behind a home plagued with mould, leaky windows, cracked foundation, an unfinished basement, and only one bathroom. There is no doubt that their current family home is in poor condition and unhealthy, particularly for their daughter Kailey who struggles with asthma.
But thanks to the generous support of NSHBA members, Donna, Jeff, Jace (11), Kailey (14), Kyler (17), Jaron (15) and Realene (12) will be moving into a brand new R-2000 home in Lower Sackville – just minutes away from their existing schools and old home.
“I was just so excited. The kids were so excited. It’s like winning the lottery and a dream come true,” explains Donna.
This new home will be a two storey, energy efficient home with insulated concrete form (ICF), an advanced oil heating system, a high efficiency ventilation system and high quality insulation. These product choices will ensure a new life for the Condran family.
With the rising costs of housing in Nova Scotia, affordable housing is becoming increasingly challenging. That’s why we at the NSHBA are pleased to be able to offer the Condran family a “hand up” as we turn their dream of becoming homeowners into a reality.
About the Home
This year’s home will be built using products and labour donated by the Nova Scotia Homes Builders’ Association’s largest local, Central Nova.
Designed to fit the wants and needs of a family of seven, this year’s two storey R-2000 home is highly energy efficient, delivers excellent ventilation and indoor air quality, and also boasts a state of the art oil heating system. Best of all, this home offers the Condran family an affordable home they can call their own.