Guarren cito wrote:Do you know if the average has to be R30 or if every square foot has to be R30? I averaged the R value of 15 inches of spray foam and Low Emissions glass and it worked out to be about that. I dont remember exactly. It's probably different in every state.
The vacuum could be accomplished by the glass being Low E treated and double/triple paned. I hope it can work well enough!
I want to include a trellised living area/kitchen in the middle to protect us from the sun with grape vines, etc. Also shade from semi tropical dwarf fruit trees, etc.
R Scott wrote:My idea was an underground "house" of a courtyard design, with the courtyard having the trees and "living roofs" on top of the bedrooms as the zone 1 gardens. It was a mix of Ohler and earthship and growing spaces domes.
My son may still build it because he LOVES the idea. Plus an AP greenhouse is a farm building exempt from building permits....
R Scott wrote:VERY similar to the first two pictures, but with a geodesic dome on top.
We also came up with a square design made from insulated shipping containers with a hoop house on top for a low-buck version, but not nearly as cool.
Greenhouses are exempt HERE as a farm building. YMMV
Brian Knight wrote:Why are people so obsessed with integrating greenhouses and human houses?
Brian Knight wrote:Its a bad idea. Meaningful greenhouse production keeps humidity 60% and above. Houses should be below 60%. Keep things simple. Keep greenhouses separate from homes.
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