|HOUSE CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS IN CHARLTON, MA
This energy efficient passive solar house was designed to be built by the owner. Major components include insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for most of the walls and trusses for the large shed roof. The north wall is bermed into the hill for extra winter weather protection. The foundation was designed to be shallow which saves some excavation and concrete.
The first floor is mostly an open sun-filled great room with master bedroom suite and the second floor contains extra bedrooms.