Category Archives: Planning
We were able fit it all in the porch!
On the question of “how we should heat this house?” we’ve considered the complete spectrum of possibilities. The thing with super-insulation and passive solar is that you don’t need as much heat in the first place. With the passive solar design, we hope to gain about … Continue reading
Selecting the proper windows was a pretty interesting task. When we first started in our planning stage many months ago, we got a price on run-of-the-mill tan vinyl windows, double paned. We thought this was a good plan to use … Continue reading
Yesterday, we met with the builder to stake out the location of the house. His name is Jonathan Good, of Good Construction and Manufacturing. We want a position that is high enough on the small hill to enable a good view … Continue reading
The house will be properly oriented in order to benefit from full exposure to the sun. The longer axis of our house (the house is a long rectangular building) will be situated so its west to east walls face due south … Continue reading
We discovered that it’s a good idea to design your house so that the longer axis of the house is running west/east, so that there is a larger area of space gaining solar energy. Also, we made the house a simple … Continue reading