This custom home is designed for a family of eight; four humans and four dogs.
It is designed to be energy efficient by orienting the building due south, increasing the glazing on the south elevation, and protecting the windows with a solarium.
The solarium also creates shading from the sun in the summer and increases the living space during the summer and the shoulder seasons. The wall assemblies will be minimum R40 and the ceiling will be R100.
The heating system will incorporate Solar-thermal panels that preheat the water used in the hybrid hydrothermal/forced air system.