Unit One: A Solar Adobe Home

Douglas and Sara Balcomb spend their winter evenings walking barefoot in a masterpiece solar adobe home.



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The south and west walls of the Balcomb's solar adobe home. A full 80% of Unit One's heating and cooling comes directly from the sun.
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A beautifully crafted balcony overlooks the sun room. 
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This sun room/greenhouse provides most of the home's heating.
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This attractive spiral staircase shows the attention of detail put into the house. 
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Diagram shows floor plan and convection patterns of the house.
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