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Low-Cost Sunroom

Low-Cost SunroomGrowing into a Farm leaned onto the fluffy side, so I wanted to give you a more technical ebook next.  Low-Cost Sunroom: Heating Your Home With Free Solar Energy is based on a booklet my father wrote while building low-cost greenhouse add-ons in the early 1980s.  You can learn a lot about passive-solar space heating from this updated ebook, and the book also includes step-by-step directions and diagrams to expedite building your own sunroom.

Here's the blurb:

Build a greenhouse add-on for less than $15 per square foot!

A sunroom built onto the south side of an existing building is the most cost-effective way to capture the energy of the sun.  The add-on not only lowers your heating bills, it also provides space to start seeds in the spring and to extend your gardening season in the fall.

This book includes 32 photos and diagrams, including scale drawings to make your building project simple.

Errol HessThe rest of this week's lunchtime series is going to regale you with the first section of Low-Cost Sunroom, but if you want to read it all, you'll have to splurge 99 cents on a copy of the complete book (which can be read on nearly any device).  I'll also be setting the book free on Friday so my loyal readers can pick up a copy without paying, and those of you who prefer a pdf copy can email me Friday to get an emailed copy instead.

As a side note, you can also read about my top fifty favorite homesteading books in Best Books for Homesteaders, a free download when you sign up for my book email list.  To join the list, just go to Wetknee Books and input your name and email address in the form on the sidebar.

Thanks for reading (and double thanks if you find the time to leave a review on Amazon).  I hope you learn as much from this ebook as I did!

This post is part of our Low-Cost Sunroom lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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