How to Build a Live-In Solar Greenhouse

The author shares how he converted a greenhouse to a home, and utilized its solar potential.



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A view of the south wall.
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A greenhouse addition on a small home fueled by solar energy.
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Solar heat keeps tomatoes and other plants thriving.
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The long collector window consists of twin sheets of polyethylene stapled to wood struts.
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A row of twenty-eight 55-gallon drums filled with water store heat during the day.
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