Originally posted on the Pen Bay Pilot
By Lynda Clancy
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CAMDEN — David Kibbe decided last year to move to Maine from North Carolina, where he had been happily immersed in a medical and IT career, and raising a family for 30 years. But the prospect of living on the Maine coast, combined with the ability to work from home courtesy of steady internet, compelled him to scout for land in Camden, where he decided to build a sensible, energy efficient, and green-as-possible new home.
Being a sailor, Penobscot Bay called to him. But he was not inclined to buy an older farmhouse, cape, or any of Maine’s historic buildings. He wanted to invest in new construction that reflects traditional style, simplicity, self sufficiency, and the latest in building technology for a cold North Atlantic state.