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Posted by Doug Kirk at 10:23 AM
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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.
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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Posted by Doug Kirk at 9:44 AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Posted by Doug Kirk at 11:35 AM
Thursday, September 4, 2014
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.
Posted by Doug Kirk at 12:59 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
"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!"
Posted by Doug Kirk at 7:30 AM