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Algonquin
By Algonquin on Wed, May 20, 2015 - 4:15pm

Building a Sustainable Home/Property

Hi Everyone,

I've been doing research on building a "Farmhouse" if I can find the right land and wanted to pass along a website that does modular construction in a factory but is really attractive construction and you get price certainty due to no unexpected cost overruns at least with the stick built home. They also have a development that they built in VT that is a little sustainable community. 8 homes with shared area as well as your own private area and private garden to grow food and of course solar powered. 

http://www.villagehillvermont.com/

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Oliveoilguy
By Oliveoilguy on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 - 10:20am

Greenhouses in Warmer Climates

I'm designing a greenhouse for use in Texas. 

It needs to be:

Useable year round.

Big enough and tall enough to grow bananna and papaya trees.

Flow into and Merge with outdoor growing spaces.

Be Deerprooof

Have an aquaculture component.

Have a thermal mass component (probably large volumn water) to mitigate temperature swings 

Probably have a swamp cooler and some backup heat

Have good quility glazing materials.