You Can Build This Energy-Efficient Prairie Solar Home

This new prairie-style solar home is so energy efficient it can cost up to 75 percent less to heat than a conventional home of the same size.

second floor solar prairie home
Floor plan for the second story. The unique design of the upstairs bathroom in this solar home saves about $5,000 in construction costs versus having two separate bathrooms. Want more space in the bedrooms? Consider built-in fold-down beds.
NATHAN KIPNIS