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Friday, July 22, 2016

Boulder Solargon Home

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We finally poured our foundation for the Boulder Solargon Project. The home consists of two Solargons which are connected by a link. Follow us on Facebook.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Quadra Two Story Home

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Solargon 30 Update




 Had a chance to visit the owners of this Solargon 30 addition in Longmont, Colorado. The owners have built an entrance to the office, which is part of the original garage.
In addition to the new deck and arbor they added stucco over the garage to match the Solargon.


Love how this home turned out. When asked about energy consumption they replied that a energy usage app shows the Solargon performs better than expected with annual costs under 500.00.



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Solargon 20-4 Update

Rob has been working non-stop to finish the exterior of his Solargon 20-4 before winter sets in.

If you look closely you can see two other cabins in this remote Solargon retreat.



 Rob's Solargon is located at an elevation of 8,300 ft. in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains in Colorado. This dwelling is 311 sq. ft. with kitchen, bath, south facing living area and bed with storage below. This four sided roof system was part of his original design however the same building is also available with an eight sided roof system.
 The interior is ready for sheet rock with the exterior primed, ready for caulk and paint when the snow melts in the spring.
Link to floor plan.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Galloway Solargon 20-4

  This is the only picture I have of a new Solargon 20-4 project somewhere in Colorado. I expect to get some more shots soon. Solargon creator Rob Galloway has finally broke ground on this long awaited project to build his original vision of his small octagonal home. The Solargon 20-4 with it's distinctive roof, sets it apart from your typical yurt with super insulation, bath, kitchen, living area, raised bed with storage below, solar power and running water from a nearby creek. I will update as the project progresses. To see another Solargon 20-4 click here.

      As promised here are some new shots of the Solargon 20-4 with siding complete.Glass block was used for the bath and in the kitchen below the upper cabinets.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Solargon Vestibule

We have had requests for  pictures of Solargon 30 vestibules and links, so here are some views of past projects. Above shows a brook passing under the link from an existing home to a new Solargon addition.
         


Carrick and Sarah's Solargon has a 12'x12' add-on to accommodate the passive solar hot water storage which heats the building in colder months.





Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Life in a Solargon



"At the end of the first year, we have experienced our awesome 700 sq ft Solargon in all four seasons. It has equaled and/or surpassed our expectations for comfort and function! We are so pleased!


In winter, we use a small gas log fireplace for heat, and in summer, a small European mini-split for cool air. We also have two ceiling fans we can use in any season depending on the need.
Our utility bills have remained minimal, which we expected and hoped for!

Even with extended sub-zero days we experienced this past winter, the gas log heater cycled very infrequently, maintaining the constant 70 degrees we set. In fact, with our stone flooring, the passive solar heat during the daytime increased our indoor temperature 2 degrees, and the heater was rarely needed at all! Very nice!

Our windows are screened, so we enjoyed the cooler spring and fall days with windows wide open and a fresh breeze blowing through!

An added bonus we hadn’t considered was how quiet our little space is! We hear very little of any of the goings-on outside when windows and doors are closed. This makes for peaceful days and quiet evenings.

All considered, we are unable to think of any downsides at all to life in a Solargon!! We are forever grateful to Sherri & Doug and all who made this lifestyle possible for us!"

Cheers!!