This is a nice introduction to how passive solar design used with a thermal mass can reduce cooling and heating costs in the home. We will definitely be doing this to cut costs in our next home.
We have been thinking of the design for our next house and how we would like to be able to have things run there as self-sufficiently and sustainably as possible. This family has taken off-grid living to another level. Their home is absolutely beautiful! While I am not generally a fan of modern architecture, I love the way that they married the modern elements of the house with the barnwood and the traditional stone structure. This is modernism done well. Beautiful, just beautiful. As an architect in my “other” life, I give them many compliments. They also inspire me to get my act together so we can create our own country oasis sooner, rather than later.