passive solar home plans -tiny house design 8×20 solar house

September 2, 2013 – 3:21 pm

Silent ** Demo of a drawing in Google SketchUp 3D. Video Rating: 4 / 5

** Solar house built in western Nebraska the use of passive solar techniques and innovative ideas to create common the use of sustainable energy. Video Rating: 0 / 5

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  1. 22 Responses to “passive solar home plans -tiny house design 8×20 solar house”

  2. please send me the whole plan on this solar house.. thank you..

    By Glenn Hough on Sep 2, 2013

  3. Seriously?

    By inezbradley on Sep 2, 2013

  4. Facing North in Southern CA… perfect!

    By inezbradley on Sep 2, 2013

  5. Put a geiger counter near your solar panels. 750 counts per minute deadly radiation

    By kwell789 on Sep 2, 2013

  6. I agree with the blast furnace comment. This a great design for a kiln or a room to dry clothes on an interior clothesline. Without going into numbers, the angle of the sun in the summer, shining into the house would make it unliveable for most of the day..I would add some kind of an awning, either adjustable or permanent, projecting at least two feet from the glassed wall: calculations have to be made to be exact, in order that the winter sun be allowed to shine in. What do you think ?

    By ranagoliath on Sep 2, 2013

  7. ชอบมากครับ

    By SINGKRUT TODAY on Sep 2, 2013

  8. could it work for trainz

    By demarm1 on Sep 2, 2013

  9. @litawyn
    Or you could build it at an angle. :3

    By jmahjohn on Sep 2, 2013

  10. Either that glass wall is going to make this place bake if it’s facing South, or require some rather expensive triple-glazed passive house windows if it’s facing North, so the place doesn’t become an icebox in the colder months.

    By Litawyn Eco-House on Sep 2, 2013

  11. The structure itself measures 11′ 9 9/16″ tall in SketchUp, which has a very convenient measuring tape tool. Might just make it, depending on trailer.

    By volvosan on Sep 2, 2013

  12. the dimensions don’t seem to show it higher than 11 feet.

    By Timothy2035 on Sep 2, 2013

  13. This would be great house near the equator.

    By bugsz1 on Sep 2, 2013

  14. Have you done any heat gain/loss simulations? I assume those windows are for passive solar heating. That much window would turn the interior into a blast furnace during the day and be very hard to insulate at night.

    By ScottieDM on Sep 2, 2013

  15. Do you have the SketchUp file available somewhere? I have been wanting to make a Tumbleweed home and some base measurements to go off of to start would be really useful. The plans for the existing home plans would not suit me due to my height and the need for laying out a system for solar power. Not to mention I want to tweak a good number of aspects of the layout.

    By GyroDragona on Sep 2, 2013

  16. looks like a green house more than a regular house.

    By done871 on Sep 2, 2013

  17. Wow, I didn’t know Sketchup was useful for complex blueprints

    By Fuchsia 'tude on Sep 2, 2013

  18. I think this is my favourite model to date. Something about those huge windows really appeals to me.

    By Sashadigsweed on Sep 2, 2013

  19. what is the rough width of you front door?

    By infospill on Sep 2, 2013

  20. hey could u send me the file so i can work on it to make it fit to my ideas i have?
    I am just new to sketchup and would like to try around bit more but have no real clue.
    thanks would be very appreciated, John from calgary

    By samragga on Sep 2, 2013

  21. koolcarguy1,
    Thanks, that makes sense. Take care.

    By deezynar on Sep 2, 2013

  22. What are the notches in the floor & lower walls for?

    By deezynar on Sep 3, 2013

  23. Nicely done :)

    By TinyHouseLover on Sep 3, 2013

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