The Solar Farm House
FEATURED IN THE JUNE/JULY 2012 MOTHER EARTH NEWS
A classic farm house styled home with a large great room three bedrooms and two baths with separate kitchen, dining, mud room. With gracious front and back porches, the functional plan is suited to daily use and large family gatherings. This unique design features passive solar heating, natural ventilation cooling and daylighting; if properly oriented home will stay comfortable year around in many climate zones.
Originally built using Structural Insulated Panel framing, the plans can also be ordered with high efficiency conventional framing. The house form is easily suited to adding solar electric panels, and a solar hot water collector. This highly efficient traditional looking home is sustainable and can be self-sufficient. The styling will be at home almost any country, mountain, island or farm environment.