I’ll just need to brush up on my german a bit – jah – ich spreche deutsch, kann ich heir leben?
Here is where I want to live. Or, you can all donate millions to my cause, I can buy up all the blocks near my place, buy a few muni employees and representatives, and recreate the model in Spenard!
Note the mention of only having row-houses due to the inefficiencies of single family homes – the whole reason I bought a 4-plex – shared walls! I would like to have townhouse-style units instead of upstairs/downstairs divisions due to the noise and connection to the ground floor issues, but we can’t have it all!
I am hoping to incrementally approach passivhaus standards with my exterior insulation projects. I can’t really go back and insulate under the slab, but I am planning to add R-20+ to the outside of the basement walls down to 4′ below grade then out 2 to 4 feet this summer, then to increase the upper wall insulation by at least R-20 next summer. I don’t like the idea of electric powered heat recovery ventilation. I am a purist, and in my ideal world all my house systems would withstand the lack of electricity. I like passive annual heat storage and its reliance on earth tubes for passive heat recovery ventilation. Oh well, I am still flushing my poop instead of composting it anyway, so no purism attained here yet! It is all a process.