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Note: See Solar Santa Fe for perspective view.

Specifications: 956 sq. ft. interior, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Footprint: 29′ x 45′ plus patio

Description: This is a three bedroom version of the Solar Santa Fe design. Both are designed to optimize passive solar. A tiled roof along the south side is sized to prevent overheating in summer, but allow maximum solar gain in winter. Quality detailing is evident throughout — open, comfortable layout, rough-hewn posts and vigas (round roof timbers), built-in bench and kiva-style fireplace (or wood stove insert). On the cooler east side is a large outdoor flagstone patio (not shown).

Solar Santa Fe 3 (click to enlarge)

Solar Santa Fe 3 (click to enlarge)

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Sweet Spot (click to enlarge)

Sweet Spot (click to enlarge)

Specifications: 792 sq. ft. interior, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 25′ x 39′

Description: Sweet Spot is an attractive and very efficient three bedroom home. Two roof options are available: 1. clerestory roof (shown); 2. gable roof with optional porch roof.

Sweet Spot Floorplan (click to enlarge)

Sweet Spot Floorplan (click to enlarge)

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Earthbag Saltbox 2

Earthbag Saltbox 2

Earthbag Saltbox 2 Upper Floor

Earthbag Saltbox 2 Upper Floor

Specifications: 726 sq. ft. interior first floor, 462 sq. ft. upper floor, 99 sq. ft. optional bedroom for a total of 1,287 sq. ft. interior main house, plus 127 sq. ft. greenhouse, 2 bedroom (plus one optional bedroom), 2 bath, Footprint: 34′ x 38′ including greenhouse

Description: Originally designed as a strawbale house, there are some extra framed walls not needed with earthbag walls. I’m showing it here as is to solicit your opinions. This really is a nice home. It features a classic saltbox shape, passive solar design, solar water heater, greenhouse, large living areas, spacious master bedroom, wood stove and modern kitchen with pantry.

Earthbag Saltbox 2 West Elevation

Earthbag Saltbox 2 West Elevation

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