We have some friends up in Fairbanks Alaska that are building a new house. It’ll be up on Murphy Dome and off of the power grid. Which means Solar, wind, and oil. So, how do you keep a place like that warm? Radiant floors, 6″ additions to all external walls, and you insulate like the devil.

Insulation

Insulation

The house is going up amazingly fast. You can see some of their progress at http://robknitsak.blogspot.com/

It’s going to be a pretty place. I can just picture sitting and drinking coffee in the mornings and watching the sun rise over the vast Alaskan landscape. It’s going to be wonderful.

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