Type - Residential Location - Wilmington, Vermont Status - Completed 2003
The owners had a strong vision and desire for a solar home, completely off the grid, that would feel connected with the outside and be integrated with the earth. The design uses a simple post frame structure of heavy timbers that uses the straw bale wall as a continuous, uninterrupted blanket wrapping around it. This provided an increased insulation value and the ability to be shaped more freely to the organic aesthetic desired by the owners.
Efficiency Vermont 2003 Best Integrated Design for Energy Efficiency in a Single Family Residence Award Winner