Tour of Straw Bale Home with Solar

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24 September

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
977 Meadow Wood


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Tour of Straw Bale Home with Solar

The public is invited to tour a straw bale eco home as part of both Green Energy Doors Open and the Ontario Natural Building Coalition’s Home Tour!

Situated on a property with an eco-friendly, biodiverse half acre garden with rare native wildflowers and grasses, this post and beam building features straw bale insulation, Unisolar panels on roof (with 20 NiCad battery storage) along with solar thermal. The home has a steel roof and a green roof adorns the carport. The home was built for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities and materials used are non-toxic. The home also features in-floor heating and a masonry stove .

Originally designed as flexible co-housing with 3 semi private units and about 1000 sq common area with main kitchen, the 4500 square foot house is currently being prepared for sale with renovations and repairs from the Fourth Pig Green & Natural Construction.

  

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