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solar nerds

We have definitely become solar nerds.

I’ve written before about timing and planning fires in the masonry stove based on the weather forecast. We’re definitely more skilled at this now than we were last year. 274 more words

A small house for Ecuador | Velasco Roldan and Hevia Antuña

Architects Luis Velasco Roldan and Ángel Hevia Antuña have built a prototype house designed for Ecuador’s climate and social conditions. The small house is made from locally-sourced, natural materials and uses passive solar heating. 392 more words

Small House Plans

Rafters and Roof Overhangs

One job that had to be done this week was sanding and staining the rafters for the roof. For this we have had to keep the temperature in the house above 10ºC, when it’s been down to -15ºC outside, so the air heater inside has been vital. 343 more words

Passive House

just right (mostly)

I’ve written enough blog posts now that I’m starting to worry I’m repeating myself and I may not even be aware of it. Sigh.

Well, at any rate, we’re still learning how to heat the house without the convenience of traditional systems like forced air. 327 more words

Is Passive Solar A Viable Home Heating Option In Cold Areas?

Is Passive Solar A Viable Home Heating Option In Cold Areas? Passive solar is a method of using the energy from the sun to heat a home. 30 more words

DIY Solar Panels - Solar Energy

triple threat

Today is extremely gray, cloudy, and rainy. Seems like a perfect day to write about the triple threat of solar energy since we have so little. 285 more words

Is Passive Solar A Viable Home Heating Option In Cold Areas?

Is Passive Solar A Viable Home Heating Option In Cold Areas? Passive solar is a method of using the energy from the sun to heat a home. 30 more words

DIY Solar Panels - Solar Energy