What drives us

We believe your home should be beautiful

We believe your home should be comfortable

We believe your home should be usable and adaptable

We believe in sourcing local and sustainable materials

We believe your project should transition easily from design to construction

We believe in building to last

Following these ideals Healthy Home has created a design process dedicated to improving the lifestyle of the client through modern and efficient living.



Bret Hackett
Principal and Founder

Bret Hackett developed his passion for architecture and "old world" craftsmanship while growing up in a continual remodel of his family's residence in the Pasadena, CA area. His passion for building and the earth came together as he continued his education studying Ecological Design at Prescott College where he was able to design and build a straw bale home for college's farm. Building a better way became a passion for Bret and Healthy Home Consultants was born. In 2009 Healthy Home Consultants designed and built The first LEED Gold Home.  

Briette Snook
Principal Designer

Briette Snook leads the design team at Healthy Home with a passion for authentic architecture and green building.  After graduating with a B.A. of Architecture from the University of Southern California she went on to work for award winning design firms in landscape design, architecture and planning, and custom residential interior and architecture design. Through her experience she has developed an ideal of designing for how people really live and work, not for how they should.


Dave Young


Dave Young heads up our building team as Foreman. He is truly a master craftsman who understands what it means to build quality that lasts. Dave takes his charge to uphold our core values very seriously and his pride in his work shows through on every project. 


Smart Addition Award

Year Completed: 2012

Functional Green                        

Written by Adam Jensen  
March 2013

An addition revitalizes an older home with an eco-smart garage, apartment and entry way.

Mixing your mother-in-law with your favorite outdoor pursuits may not seem like a good idea, but husband-and-wife duo David Reichel and Katharine Miller found a way to make it work with a recent addition to their South Shore home. Read more...


2012 BEST IN BASIN Certificate of Appreciation


Eco Friendly Award


Green and Gold

 Written by Susan D. Rock                                                                    2011

Bret Hackett proudly hefts a manual that details the requirements for a LEED residential rating. While an interesting reading, it's even more fascinating to see how he employed those guidelines in building his South Lake Tahoe home, the first LEED Gold certified house in the Basin. Read more...