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lyndelnorville

Brilliant..., and to think that up until then he built wood frame houses. A home for a lifetime.

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minke70

I, too, have a concrete home with solar water and solar shingles (in North Carolina).

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qofmiwok

I would like the orientation details... what is his latitude and what direction are the back sides of the house facing that was so efficient.

   

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