Jim Harmon achieved an almost self-sufficient homestead constructed of inexpensive materials and a solar heating and cooling system adapted from a natural ventilation system from Middle Eastern home design.
Much of the home's aesthetic warmth comes from the broad use of wood in the interior . . . And a small, but open, floor arrangement.
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The "tower of power" divides the bank of clerestory windows and accommodates the unique sun-powered air powered air exchange system.
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Diagram of the solar heating and cooling system adapted from Middle Eastern home design.