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Off Grid PV Recycled materials FSC Certified Wood Non-Toxic Products Energy Star Appliances Trace Inverter, windows were recycled,(for the barn) recycled styrofoam used to insulate foundation. 2,Southwest wind power micro turbines 400 watts. 6 , 120 watt solar panels, Infiltrator leach field, Sterling engine powered wood stove fan. 12 T- 105 batteries. Energy Star rated TV/VCR/DVD, computers Maytag refrig(Ecoconserve) Peerless-Premier propane kitchen stove,Staber washer. We designed and built our home using our own logs milled on-site. A log sided ranch. 2x6 framing, pole building on floating Alaskan slab. Standard fiberglass insulation, steel doors, vinyl sided windows. Partial interior walls for heat/air circulation. South side all glass w/pergola. West side sunspace. Propane kitchen stove with a small woodstove also. Living room woodstove with heating coil for hot water. Tile and wide pine board interior flooring, and wood walls. Ceiling is all wood; cathedral ceilings throughout. Metal roof.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Batt/Blanket Fiberglass Daylighting, Energy Star Appliances, Local Materials, Non-Toxic Products, Passive Solar, Rain Barrels, Recycled Materials, Sunspace, Super Insulated Walls/ Roof

Open House Info:

From Thruway in Fultonville , get on 30A South. through Glen, past Glen Glade Country Store and up the hill, just past Sowles buildings, watch for Life Net helicopters, right hand side is Reed Hill Rd - at end take a left. Green Rd. North is there. 1/2 mile on left watch for sign 227 Green Rd. North. American flags mark the driveway entrance. Long gravel road will lead to our farm. Check us on mapquest. From Rt. 161 out of Sloansville or Canajoharie,watch for Green Rd. South, follow to end, farm sign on right between Carron and Polin Rd. Call if lost. (518) 922-8280 We are "Certified Naturally Grown" for maple syrup. Electric fence will be turned off during the tour. We will explain about sustainable farming. NO Pets or unsupervised children please. We are handicapped accessible. If animals bother you, this isn't the place to visit. We also do animal rescue work and have cattle and other large animals here. We want to share how all this is possible for a small investment.

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Ron & Jan Bever - Charleston - NY
Ron & Jan Bever - Charleston - NY

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