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One of our goals is to make this web site an educational site for people interested in earthen construction and energy-efficient homes. These pages contain information that will enable you to learn about adobe construction, passive solar systems, and hydronic heating.



Energy Efficiency

Active, Passive, and Combined Solar Heating

Metal Roofing

Economics & Weather Considerations

Fly Ash

How Good is that Wall?

Post Tensioning Concrete

Green Building

Radiant Floor Overview

Air Conditioning in Southern New Mexico


The Extraordinary House that Jim Built

Parade of Homes

Adobe Homes

Environmentally Friendly Earth Plaster

“Our new home is 3,000 square feet. The temperature within the new home remains constant and comfortable from day to night and throughout the seasons. Our former home was smaller (1,100 square feet), yet the utility bills were higher. Even with electric heat, the old house was often cold on winter evenings.”