Contact Name(s): Daryl and Suzanne Anderson
Address: 6200 Deer Run Lane, Enfield, NY 14867
Type of Building: Residence/Home
Designer / Builder: Aaron Dennis (Tugley Wood Timberframing)
Year Built: 2012
Building Features: super-efficient straw-bale, timber-frame home with grid-tied solar and a lot of little features that make it especially economical to heat. We heated exclusively last winter with a small woodstove and the homeowners estimate 1-1 1/2 cords of wood. About 40% of the wood burned the first winter was construction leftovers and they have more for the coming winter. The house is passive solar with high solar gain, south windows, and carefully designed roof overhangs facilitating passive "cooling" in summer (e.g., no direct sunlight into the house on June 21, full direct sun in winter). There is a pre-existing but downed wind-electric system on-site, as well as an off-grid barn utilizing older PV panels that came with the property. Flooring is salvaged hardwood flooring upstairs from an old factory in Syracuse that was dismantled and regionally-sourced hardwood floors downstairs. Radiant-capable system in the basement (pex tubing in the cement basement floor in case homeowners wanted to supplement the wood heat with another thermal HW source). Efficient "under-cabinet" refrigerator and induction stove. Homeowners also support a "creative farming incubator" on-property via a young couple running a small vegetable CSA farm feeding 50 families, another young couple creating a shiitake-duck polyculture and a new project to convert unused barn lofts to aquaponic systems.
Last updated September 29, 2015