MOTHER EARTH NEWS' Passive Solar Eco-Village In the 1980s, MOTHER EARTH NEWS built a passive solar house on a budget. By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors July/August 1983 Tweet The diagram lays out plans for the location of everything from a nursery to beehives. PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF Slideshow Content Tools Print Email Tweet Related Content Share your thoughts. Share ken croy 10/13/2010 10:54:21 AM Where is the rest of the story? Where are the photos? How did this turn out? Where was it built? I am looking to do something very similar but with wind/solar/biogas for power on about 40 acres +/- in maybe the southern rockies (Co). I need to know more!