Sustainable Solar Home
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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Front porch
Front porch: The front porch will feature many southwestern attributes, including: corbels and exposed viga beam construction, rough sawn pine ceiling, mission bell, fire wood enclosure, niche and reclaimed brick floor. It will also feature a beautiful blue bottle wall next to the custom made rustic pine front door.  



Foundation forms ready for rebar and concrete...



Block walls go up and 6x10 beams go on...



Ponderosa pine post and beams harvested from the property...



Gently curved free-formed concrete buttresses for that southwestern look...



Constructing the blue bottle entry wall out of concrete and blue bottle bricks...



The stucco makes everything look smooth...



Stuccoing the blue bottle wall...



Blued Ponderosa pine ceiling decking also harvested from the property...



Metal front porch roof angled toward the rainwater cisterns...



Finished front porch complete with mission bell and niche, ready for the reclaimed brick floor...
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