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Barry Vogel: Home Performance Pioneer

Fall 2017
This online-only article is a supplement to the Fall 2017 print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
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September 03, 2017
Have you ever dreamed about buying a plot of land and building a cabin, a retreat, or even your year-round home? Barry Vogel, an Attorney, Counselor and Mediator, in Ukiah, California, has done this not once but three times. The last time was in 1986, when a friend told him about an acre of land for sale a quarter mile from downtown Ukiah, just a four-minute walk from his law office. Not wanting to miss out on this prime location, he and his wife made a full-price offer that very day. Choosing to live so close to work was a way of designing his life to avoid car commuting. Although that particular decision was carefully planned, his choice of Ukiah was more serendipitous. “Before I settled on Ukiah as a place to live, I wanted to check-out another town in Trinity County, ” he says, “but I liked Ukiah so much I never left.”

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