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Posted by Pete C. on September 17, 2009, 12:57 am
 



Curbie wrote:

I'm not really looking to buy plans, I know construction, so I can
produce my own plans. What I'm looking for is ideas from folks currently
doing similar on what works well and what doesn't.

Posted by Morris Dovey on September 17, 2009, 1:12 am
 


Pete C. wrote:


Solar heating works well (an admittedly biased opinion - I manufacture
passive solar air-heating panels). Since you're construction-capable,
you might find these installation photos interesting:

    http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/SC_Madison/

--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/

Posted by Pete C. on September 17, 2009, 1:55 am
 


Morris Dovey wrote:

Yes, like I said, solar thermal and solar PV with possible wind as well.
With good insulation I shouldn't need a whole lot of heating in the
winter months. Hot water of course year round.

Posted by amdx on September 17, 2009, 1:43 am
 



  Does anybody build earth bermed homes anymore?
http://www.earthshelters.com/Other_const.html
http://www.hollowtop.com/cls_html/limited.htm
http://www.lifeunplugged.net/greenbuilding/earth-berm-and-earth-sheltered-home.aspx
   Loads more to find.
                             Mike



Posted by Pete C. on September 17, 2009, 2:16 am
 


amdx wrote:

http://www.lifeunplugged.net/greenbuilding/earth-berm-and-earth-sheltered-home.aspx

That's certainly a consideration should I find property that lends
itself to that type of construction.

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