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Ever since our childhood, which was permeated by farm life on our parents mountain farms, we have been deeply rooted in nature. Many of the ideas, which we have now been successfully realised, date from that time. Nature was our playground and we learnt to understand it. Like most of the children of mountain farmers of that generation we had to help working on the farm. Since we hardly had any toys, we played with soil, water, plants, roots and stones. There was no limit to our phantasy.
Dozens of free design guides and plans for dozens of sunspaces and greenhouses you can build. Attached sunspaces can be a good way to solar heat your house, provide some additional living space, plant growing space, a place to read the newspaper and look at the views, and a place to hang the laundry for solar drying. Very versatile and they look nice to boot. Sunspace designs vary widely depending on whether you want to 1) provide heat for the attached house, 2) provide more living space, or 3) grow plants, or some combination of the three. Be sure to review the guides below so that your design does what you want it to.
How We Designed Our Solar Greenhouse Building , Energy Systems , Food Plants - Annual , Nurseries & Propogation , Urban Projects — by Rob Avis February 11, 2011 by Rob Avis We live and garden on an urban lot in Calgary, Canada, located on the 51st parallel north and approximately 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. This northern climate presents many design challenges, including less than one hundred frost-free days, an annual mean temperature of 4.1 degrees Celsius and summer cyclonic weather patterns (i.e. high risk of hail). We are also considered to be a moderate temperate desert as our precipitation is around 500mm including snow.