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Clear Water Lodge

Located in a poplar forest near Bancroft, Ontario, this owner-built project is designed to enable simple construction techniques using off-the-shelf materials that can be easily transported to the remote site. A key element was the use of Durisol insulated concrete forms, a versatile product that is both structure and insulation, made of 100% recycled cement-bonded wood fibre with a rigid mineral wool insulation insert. With a ground-mounted photovoltaic array with battery bank and a backup propane generator, this one-storey house runs fully off-grid. Read More

"Thanks to Tom and Christine the design of the house, its orientation and use of the right materials means that we can not just live off grid but are comfortable and delighted with our home. Solares design offers a personalized, professional approach to design that allows you to express your desires and see them come to fruition in a manner that achieves the goals you sent out with."