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