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Marketable-Home

29%

19%

10%

24%

19%

(This house reported 21 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To use basic materials in simple ways to remind us daily of our connections to the earth and nature. The architecture uses expressions of earth, sun, water, and wind by combining them into systems that mimic living systems.
Comfortable Kitchen

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Prescott, Arizona
  • Climate Zone: Mixed-Dry
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2004
  • Setting: rural
  • Energy Source: - solar - natural gas
  • Layout: 2 bedroom; No garage
  • Lot Size: 2 acre
  • Square Footage: 3600
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 175.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

Michael Frerking, Architect
Living Systems Architecture and Construction
- Designer

Website:
Phone: (928) 717-2566
Email: michael@michaelfrerking.com

Note
Michael Frerking has 27 years experience in energy and resource efficient design and construction. He specializes in earth construction.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

This project includes 1200 square feet of office space within a 2400 square foot home with a solar greenhouse and lab for poured earth materials testing. The home/office demonstrates passive and active solar systems for heating, cooling and electricity, an evaporative cooling tower, a graywater collection system and rainwater collection system. Visit the Architect's website (http://www.michaelfrerking.com/) to find information on Poured Earth, projects and services, and methods of financing alternative construction.

Insulating Advantages of Earth

Poured Earth and Steel Construction

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