SIPping the good life

Ewing, Rex A.
March 2008
Countryside & Small Stock Journal;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p36
This article focuses on the use of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) by married couple Phillip and Heather Steyn in building their off-grid house in Colorado. Off-grid houses built with SIPs are durable compared to those made of stick framing, logs or straw bales. SIPs result to solid, highly insulated wall panel through which air can pass and an entire wall that is resistant to bending, flexing or sagging. The house relies on renewable energy, featuring pole-mounted photovoltaic solar arrays.


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