s. drone wrote:i plan to do something similar
i plan to have an almost vertical (triple?) poly wall south facing
dirt as insulation (the poly wall will have room below for snow to build up without effecting the light)
possibly have insulation on timers which roll in place each night to insulate the poly side
heat banking... possibly an insulated tank deep down which i dump heated water in for storage
rocket mass earth heater?
still in the planning phase
will need to either buy a piece of equipment or hire locally for the earth moving
i will be following this with interest
Pearl Sutton wrote:Cool!!
I'm building a home that has similar goals, but different parameters, to meet specific needs. Lots of similar ideas, some weird things I have designed going into it. Way too much to write it all down, would take as long as building the house, what I have written up for public info is in my signature...
I look forward to hearing what you are doing, see if I can use any of it :)
Neat!! Excellent brain dump!!