I am planning on "building" a Walipini, or some variation on that theme. I want to be able to produce food during the winters here in Utah.
Using the information from this thread
, it seems that to the angle for the roof to get full sun at the winter solstice would be around ~64 degrees; this means that the roof would be almost 25' high with a 12' width (wanted to do 24', but that might not work that well). I think this may be higher than my house...
Are there any alternatives to a Walipini or at least the roof that would actually work? I would prefer to only use the sun for heat instead of installing a rmh. According to weather.com the average low here in winter is 27 degrees.
I was thinking of building a pitched roof, which would decrease the height by half.. but I don't know if that is the best way to go.