With the exception of a rural water hookup this home is off grid and self sufficient relying on solar energy for its needs.
Limited window size and earth berm providing protection for the structures North facing exposure.
Main girder system providing upper level and roof support over garage entry openings.
Exterior walls 13 inches thick consisting of poured concrete core encapsulated within foam.
South facing large windows orientation with clear glass for heat sink concrete floor.
Main heat source, Tulikivi fireplace and oven combination assembled on-site from 10,000 pounds of soap stone. Auxiliary heat is delivered by South facing wall mounted solar heating panels.
Upper level of home in framing stage runs end to end including over garage area, insulated at a later point with over a foot of Icynene foam prior to drywall.
Dual inverters coupled with banks of storage batteries provide power for the residence.
Hot water for the home is generated by roof mounted solar panels.
A site mounted wind generator and tracking solar array provide power to the home. A propane fired emergency generator is also available if needed.