this is pretty much exactly how we are builing our retirement home in SC. Only it will be a little deeper but all spaced will be completely open to the windows in the front creating bay-like sections in the home for different rooms.
Contemporary Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House, Truro, CornwallSuper insulated timber frame sustainable build utilising recycled insulation, breathable construction and natural materials. Passive solar heating, solar thermal and photovoltaic collecto
Every room is a sun room. Earthship homes are made with tires packed with dirt. This allows the walls to heat/cool home without utilities. Also collects and filters rainwater. This home is completelt off the grid
"How Do We Choose a Passive Solar House Design?" One homesteading couple reads up on passive solar house design and then modifies online options to create their own custom passive solar plans. Here are their recommended resources. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS