Tracey Allen, Simplify and Save, The Sustainable Table, Passive Solar House
I was asked what would I improve or what did I 'do wrong' in building a passive solar house - more than once I might add. At first it was nothing, everything is perfect. Now however, we have decided that while the sun is great to heat the house or a small fire on occassion plus our ICF is a great envelope to hold the heat; our greatest problem....keeping the heat in when the door opens. Yes, originally we had an 'airlock' in the design. At the front it would have been the greenhouse had we the budget to build it and the back door we would have had the carport to block the wind. So the improvement I would suggest and we will attempt to do in part this spring/summer/fall is build an 'airlock' or porch to keep a little more of our heat in - instead of heating the great outdoors!
Tracey Allen loves to research, learn and write on all topics to do with gluten-free cooking, whole food cooking, saving, sustainable living and living life to the fullest.