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Feb 5, 2013 8:53AM
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The house shown looks like the one in the news a couple of years ago. The wealthy owner spent over $7 million dollars, to make this house independent from outside energy! Damn! It will take over a hundred years, to get any payback from this monstrosity! The owner is in his 60's, so he will not realize any profit in doing this. He is no doubt an environMENTAL wacko. SAVE THE EARTH!!

 

Donald Trump has a big new project going. He was thinking about "going green" with it, until he put pencil to paper. He found that this crap would be a 35 year pay-back! He said to hell with that!

 

Feb 5, 2013 8:11AM
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     TORNADO PROOF HOUSING

 

 

if i lived in kanzas i would choose a kind of heavy metal and cast it on the land in the shape of a sphere

a big one. with plexiglass windows. a rainwater filtration system and if ever there were a place for windmills kanzas would be it.

 

Feb 5, 2013 8:01AM
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i think if you build in arkensaw they have hot springs outside kind of a natural hottub. what if it could be used for your home somehow- like free hotwater forever from god.
Feb 5, 2013 7:43AM
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one of the most bizzarre things I have noticed about America is that most everyone has a water heater with thirty to fifty gallons of hot water on standby, 24 hours a day, every day of their lives.

 Even with the modernizations of technology, such as tankless water heaters, people will spend an average 25 thousand dollars just for the privelige of having hot water in their water heater over the course of their lifetimes.  Multiply that 25,000 by the number of households in this country, and you can see that there is a lot of income being wasted.

 

Feb 5, 2013 6:25AM
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Did anyone else notice on the snowmass colo home it says 18 foot thick stra bale walls???? I have helped build straw bale homes and I am sure they must mean 18 inches. Otherwise that is nuts!
Feb 5, 2013 5:36AM
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Wait!  Wait!  You mean Al Gores Extravagant Home is NOT on the list?  Why, he is so concerned about Global Warming that he wants every American to quit using electricity so they can reduce their huge Carbon Footprint!  Oh, excuse me, that applies to all Americans except Al himself and all his political friends!  Shouldn't there be a law that anyone in public service shouldn't have a carbon footprint at all so they are good examples of saving the earth from Global Warming?
Feb 5, 2013 5:33AM
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12-13 have dish and that's a service, not off the grid, lol (:

Feb 5, 2013 4:36AM
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 The Earhtship homes near Taos deserves mention as well as well!!
Feb 5, 2013 4:36AM
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The one in the Keys....what do they do during thunderstorms? It looks like it could be flooded instantly.
Feb 5, 2013 3:30AM
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They are off the grid but not off the Banks for the loans taken to build these. These are sooo expensive to build they are not worth it. At least not now.

For a 3,000 sqft home you spend no more than $150/mo average in electricity. So give or take $2,000 a year. Electric cell panels + all the converters and cabling and installation plus maintenance...it would cost at least $30,000...15 years?

How many years you need to break even????? 

And if you try to sell to the Grid...they buy from you at a price so low... u make nothing.
Feb 5, 2013 3:08AM
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So how about some AFFORDABLE energy-efficient homes? Who cares about McMansions?
Feb 5, 2013 12:47AM
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18 foot thick strawbale walls.  I trust this is a typo.
Feb 3, 2013 10:46AM
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The Currant Price is $5,995,000....Where do they Get This Information?? MSN Real Estate Is Flat Out Stupid
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