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Build a $100K house for ten thousand dollars

Here is how you can build a $100K house for about $10,000 that will save you 90% in energy costs for the lifetime of the home.

$100,000 – Typical cost to build a 1,200 sq ft conventional house (by a building contractor)

– $60,000 – savings because 2/3 the cost of building a house is […]

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Earth Tubes Q&A

Earth tubes (earthtubes, or earth-air tubes) are underground tubes that use geothermal energy to cool or heat temper the air for your home. It works like cheap air conditioning because you can build it yourself for several hundred dollars and it is FREE to run (no electricity needed). Being completely passive, this is a sustainable […]

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Difference between solar cooker and solar oven

Is there a difference between an “oven” and a “cooker” for solar cooking?

Solar “oven”

Well, although these terms are actually most often used interchangeably, it is generally called an “oven” if you put the food inside the insulated walls of the box, similar to a regular kitchen oven.

Solar “cooker”

Also, it is generally […]

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House Design Blunders

Do you complain about how high your heating and cooling bills are? If so, then your house is probably designed all wrong. House design blunders can force you to spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars every single season of every single year in utilities… money that could otherwise be going into your pocket. Why is […]

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