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Fabulous Modern Style Home just outside NW Philadelphia County Limits

A spectacular tranquil 1+ acre retreat surrounds this Custom-Designed Passive Solar style Contemporary home seamlessly blending indoor spaces with the surrounding lush landscape through expansive wood framed windows and sky lit ceilings. 326 more words

Contemporary Homes

Around the World in Eight Designs: Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second of an eight part series.

Last week I introduced the concept of passive design using the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde (Colorado, USA) to illustrate the point. 418 more words

Eco Thrifty Renovation


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Around the World in Eight Designs, Part 1

Editor’s note: This is the first of an eight part series.

Good home design is not rocket science. Some would say it’s a matter of common sense. 426 more words

Eco Thrifty Renovation

A Design with the Sun in Mind

We want Rose Home to be as eco-friendly as possible, which means taking advantage of passive solar heating.  In late fall through spring, the months when we welcome extra warmth from the sun, a good passive solar design allows as much light as possible to enter the home.   1,333 more words

Planning And Research

Rocket Stove: The Thermal Battery

The Thermal Battery building has begun! That is, the cob and “urbanite” (repurposed chunks of sidewalk etc.) bench and bed the exhaust pipe is buried in. 52 more words

Simple Living

Equinox: Honoring the Sun

We’ve reached the autumnal equinox and there is probably not a person in the city that would not say what a glorious summer we have had. 542 more words

Eco Thrifty Life