(7-28-99) This straw bale plan was sufficient to get a construction loan...everyone in the industry loop who saw it liked it, and wanted to see it build...it looks nice from the outside...has good curb appeal in this market...but it's really not a very good house from several passive solar perspectives...sky lights are a no-no...and that bedroom extension to the south would be very hard to keep from overheating. Also, the plan is too boxy for good solar heat distribution. The client wanted several substantial changes...all improvements.
The new plan will be up in a few days...when I have it ready. (Aug. 11, 1999) The replacement plan is now up...click on the second 1850...scroll bar at right.