Passive Solar Plans for Our Homestead Greenhouse

We've begun the first major construction project on our homestead property -- a passive solar greenhouse!

This fall we designed our passive solar greenhouse and focused our energy on its construction until winter weather set in. We've had countless hours of assistance from family and friends who have shared both their knowledge and time helping us get our homestead started.

Our passive solar greenhouse is not your typical greenhouse. It is stick frame construction on a concrete pad with south facing windows and clerestory. It is designed to be energy efficient, absorbing heat in the winter and staying cool in the summer. We will be monitoring its passive heating and cooling qualities and will incorporate our findings into plans for our future house.

All in all we are most excited to be building on our land!

Click here to learn more about our plans for constructing a passive solar greenhouse.

Passive Solar Greenhouse Features

  • 690 sq. ft. Greenhouse
  • Passive Solar Design
  • South Facing Clerestory
  • South Facing Windows
  • Concrete Pad for Thermal Mass
  • Stick Frame Construction
  • Blown Cellulose Insulation
  • Plan for Porch Addition
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Powered

Passive Solar House Plans

Click here to read about our plans for a passive solar home.

Click here for more about our off grid homestead plan.

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