Hello...

In case we haven't met, I'm Eric. Among other things, I'm an architect, an avid mountain hiker and biker, a proud father of two, a husband, guitar player, documentary film fan, a home brewer and New Yorker. For now, I consider myself a Mainer, (although locals would disagree) living just off the coast of Maine on a rather large island, Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park. Please pardon all of the white space as I'm preparing material for my new blog entitled '30x40'.  I've moved on from the Longhouse blog,that I started back in 2006/2007. While I no longer publish posts there, it persists as an online resource documenting the process of an architect creating a modest home on an (even more) modest budget. Five years on from that project I still believe that it represents the idea that thoughtful design can improve your life without bankrupting one's family.

My plans for this new space are still taking shape. Part of this project is to seek out new opportunities for collaboration, forge new connections to a wider world and to fulfill a promise to myself to continue to reinvent life and remain creatively challenged.  I owe many thanks to Pat Flynn, Chris Guillebeau and Tim Ferriss for the inspiration to commit and do something.  I'm equal parts excited and apprehensive...I'd be honored if you'd stay tuned...