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Passive solar

Passive solar house design is not new. During 9th through 13th century, American Indians built their homes in south facing Pueblo canyon hills that provided them heat from the low winter sun, and cool from high summer sun with natural overhangs. 1,050 more words

Alternative Energy Resources for Washington Consumers

As the weather gets colder the heating bills can become onerous.  At 21 Acres we’re always looking for ways to keep our energy costs low and to help others do the same.   286 more words

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Rising from the rubble

On 4 Aug. 2014, we went to the site to witness the demolishing our cottage. While it took greenGoat about 4 weeks to meticulously deconstruct  the material to be recycled, it took only 2 hours for Spang Builders to demolish our home. 534 more words

Freaked Out Friday: Off Grid Cabin Support System

One of the first designs I created for the homestead was for a support system for the off-grid, dry cabin we had started to call our weekend home.   1,365 more words


Energy Efficient Renovation Made Affordable - Using Passive Approach as integrated Design Tool

“We are thinking of renovating our home, add half a story, make it more energy efficient and healthy to live in; also low maintenance, environmentally friendly construction and budget is important. 477 more words

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Preparing for Winter

Winter is around the corner, and its time to prepare for the cold weather!  There are lots of ways to stay warm and reduce your heating costs at the same time using several basic principles applied in ways that have been forgotten by most people. 1,529 more words


it works

Passive solar that is.

It is really quite remarkable.  Now that we’re past the equinox, it’s even clearer how well passive solar works.

Until this morning (Thursday), the last fire we built in the masonary stove was Sunday morning.  176 more words