Passive solar house plans – Thinking of building any passive solar house; you need to know several basics concerning solar houses. There are 2 types of solar homes: passive solar and lively solar. Passive solar structures lure the energy from your sun through the use of certain house design strategies. Active solar houses also lure …
this is pretty much exactly how we are builing our retirement home in SC. Only it will be a little deeper but all spaced will be completely open to the windows in the front creating bay-like sections in the home for different rooms. Can. Not. Wait.
Lots of people are surprised when they hear that our school bus conversion doesn't include a generator! We are 100% solar and 100% lovin' it. Perfect for those who live on the road in their van or rv and are considering converting to solar!
This North Carolina home gets most of its space heating from the passive solar design, but the solar thermal system (top of roof) supplies both domestic hot water and a secondary radiant floor heating system. | Photo courtesy of Jim Schmid Photography.
HTM's are passive solar, thermal mass, sustainable design, house plans featuring earthtubes, surface bonding, dry stack with concrete block (or poured-in-place). They are much more functional than any strawbale, papercrete, cob, or earth bag alternative method.