Hi, I’m Erin.
Founder of AttainableHome.com, serial entrepreneur, finance & real estate investment geek, BPI® Certified Energy Professional and have a passion for the win-win combination of sustainability and investing with real estate.
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Why Did I Start Attainable Home?
In short, I wanted to prove that affordable homeownership, combined with practical sustainability, can be a wealth builder, financially responsible, and environmental all at the same time.
Netzero Home Case Studies
I renovated two regular homes in Florida to be completely netzero, where efficiency and solar power the house and the electric car fully. I wanted to prove that it could be done on a budget as part of growing this company.
The First Netzero Home Renovation
In addition to a regular “fix-n-flip”, the home saves/produces about $2,000 per year in electricity. Did a lot of air sealing, installed new hurricane windows and ties, added a 9.76KW solar electric system, and optimized a lot of other things.
Our Second Netzero Home Renovation
Saves and produces about $1,800 per year in electricity while powering the home and the EV. This 50’s brick home was a big challenge and the most leaky building I’ve ever seen, but we made it work. Read about how it’s now a great netzero furnished cashflowing rental.
So why me?
In short, I’ve been in sustainability my whole life. I’ve owned my own energy-efficient lighting companies, with many failing as well, since 2010. And I’ve been a real estate investor since 2009, with many life lessons learned in between.
Aside from the professional stuff, I’m enjoying all that Colorado has to offer. That includes hiking, snowboarding, playing volleyball, and lots of other similar activities.
I’ve also done my best to balance the life-work balance, as that can really get skewed when you run your own companies (and not for the better). Recently, I’ve been lucky enough to do a few coliving/coworking trips, which have been my absolute favorite travel experiences.
The memories, deep talks, and life-long friends I’ve met have been incredible, and I consider myself extremely blessed. All of the travel, both professionally and for fun, have really exposed me to a lot. I try to bring these perspectives into the work here, writings, and projects to better help those that are on the same path.
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