The Solar Carriage House

A solar carriage house is a blend of superinsulation and earth sheltering, a promising option for owner-builders. Includes information on Wallis carriage house, Merkel carriage house, the future of carriage houses and photographs.

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[1] The Wallis Carriage House uses a post-and-beam frame with insulation fitted between the posts. Large windows on the ground floor and a sun porch on the second story provide solar gain, which is stored in concrete, floors on both levels.
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