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Passive solar design refers to the use of the sun's energy to heat and cool the living spaces in a home, utilizing the southern exposure to allow the sun to enter the home during the winter and warm it's interior.

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Building Resources

American Bungalow
Excellent source for info on Bungalows. This site is full of information anyone interested style of housing should find interesting. They also have a very good book store.

Fine Home Building
Available almost everywhere. Great source for books. The Very Efficient Carpenter and Graphic Guild to Frame Construction, I find to be excellent.
Custom made house numbers in cast stone.

How much does it cost to build a house
General information about construction cost

Dennis Fukai, PhD, Architect has put together a web site dedicated to small housing. He has written several good books on this subject which are available through this site. He has also compiled many useful links.

NeighborWorks America
NeighborWorks is a national network of more than 220 community development and affordable housing organizations. The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, created by Congress in 1978, provides training, grants, and technical support to the NeighborWorks network.

New Urban Living
I web site and Magazine devoted to new communities developments.

Old-House Interior Design Center
Products listing for Arts and Crafts home furnishings.

Solar product catalog
A very good source for solar products. I have used Sun-Lite glazing material in several personal homes.

The Cottage Home Network
I nice site with many resources, including some very nice books, There are also many useful links.

The Craftsman Homes Connection
An extensive listing of products for Craftsman style homes. Produces from andirons to wrapping papers with a lot in between. A fun place to shop around.

The Journal of Light Construction
If you are a builder and do not know of this magazine, it is great!! Very informative with articles on a wide range of topics, from tools to construction management.

Van Dykes Restorers
Van Dykes carries many useful trim pieces you can mail order. Some of these are very good to trim out an entry porch. They also have a large stock of hardware.

Style 1900 Magazine
A nicely done magazine dealing with interiors and antiques.