In this section, we explain how we designed and built our solar home, from our initial
thoughts through to construction. Navigate through the section by following the
links on the pages, or using the fly-out menus for the ‘Our solar home’ menu on the
What we wanted
We both work from home, so we wanted a house that would be lovely to live and to
We also wanted a house that was energy efficient, which could use free energy from
the sun. At the same time, we didn’t want to seriously compromise our lifestyle and
creature comforts. On top of this, we wanted the house to cost no more than a ‘normal’
house of similar size.
Here’s how we designed and built our home in Downeast Maine.