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Blast from the Past

This NZ Life has run a story published in NZ Lifestyle Block magazine over four years ago. It’s available online for the first time.

Here is a link to the article:  8 more words

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A Nest to Lay an Egg

I want to share a love story.

After several years of building a life together, my husband Pete and I stumbled into the opportunity to build something much more tangible together: our first house. 1,605 more words

Don't forget to improve your Passive Solar Potential when you remodel!

A remodel is a wonderful chance to rethink layout.  You can get the biggest bang for your design buck with well chosen small changes in layout.   383 more words


In other news: I've been Designing a Passive House

So, I haven’t been making as much progress as I’d like on the Togstad project in August but it is for an excellent reason.  I’ve been designing another project – a new Passive House residence to be constructed in the Bloomington, IL area.   151 more words


Passive Solar Design: Free Heat in Winter

Six years ago New Zealand experienced the coldest week in recorded history, but our recently finished passive solar villa performed perfectly during the cold snap. Even with single-glazing in much of our home, it stayed warm during the frigid week without using any heat source other than the sun. 71 more words


The Future of Living: Self-Sustaining Villages | James Ehrlich | TEDxKlagenfurt

What a great idea! I have often dreamed of buying some rural land and building an… 407 more words

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