Building a Passive Solar Home: Part V

Follow an architect through the planning, pouring and pounding involved in building the Sun Cottage structural frame.



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The Sun Cottage is a standard design applying low-cost building techniques to a passive solar home.  
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The heavy timber roof design for the Sun Cottage passive solar home.
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The concrete roof slab and long span roof design for the Sun Cottage passive solar home.  
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The post-and-beam frame design for the Sun Cottage passive solar home.
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