This is retirement home for two retired professors. The footprint is approximately 1400 square feet and is a one story with a “crawl space basement with a poured concrete floor. This is one of the most energy efficient homes I have built. We utilized local and environmentally friendly products as much as we possibly could on this project.
It is an off-grid home, which means it isn’t tied into the electric grid. There is a 1.5 KW solar photovoltaic system that generates the power with a battery backup for the evenings and periods of low sunlight.
The wall system is a typical “stick frame” construction, but it is built with staggered wall frame, which maximizes the insulation in the wall. We did a dense pack cellulose system and got an amazing R 42 in the wall cavity! The house is heated with a wood stove with a propane wall furnace back up.