Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
I grew up in an "envelope house", which is a similar idea. In our case, the basement was where excess heat ended up getting stored.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:Passive solar envelope house. Favorite single family home I ever lived in. I loved living in a monastery more, but for different reasons...
The solarium on the envelope house was astonishingly warm and delightful in the winter when warmth and sunshine is so rare.
The worst time of year was about March, when it was cloudy out for days on end, and the heat stored all summer had become exhausted.