29 Nov '15, 12am

This architect built a home that takes advantage of the sun - in northern Minnesota! https://t.co/omZ8j10koS

After years of cooking with a wood, propane and now induction stovetop and electric oven, in an airtight home, this is a choice I wish I had made years ago. Believe me when I say that while gastop is fine to cook on, wrestling 100 lb cylinders (that always seem to run out during the worst holiday snow storm) from the back of your pick over to the far side of the house in 2 feet of blowing snow gets old real fast and I wager that the propane chef wants no part of that responsibility. Some aspects of living in the woods must respect ease of access and the realization that north of Brainerd, MN the winters begin in October and wrap up in May. Completing over 200 energy audits and building about that many buildings over the last 40 years, I can conclude that your personal choices and lifestyle is going to effect your energy usage more than any other factor in your home. How of...

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