This was an addition, believe it or not, but we tripled the size of the place from a little cabin, that was 12×20 and put a 30×30 on grade slab addition onto the cabin. We engineered an efficient boiler system that ties into a hot water solar system. Much of the trim and flooring upstairs was milled from beautiful, local wood. The siding is locally milled white pine from a local mill in Herbster.
solar hot water
I call this a dream house, because it is my house. And it was a life long dream of mine to build a sustainable, off-grid home. Finally, in 2002, the time was right and I built my home and shop, complete with a 1.4 KW photovoltaic system and solar domestic hot water