Can a vacation home be green?
The question is similar to the ones we've asked about homes with larger-than-life square footage. And, to be honest, it probably varies on a case-by-case basis. Take Cass Calder Smith's vacation home on Stinson Beach for example: The house actually feeds the grid.
The house is used about 4 days a week -- it has PV panels, a solar hot water system, and lots of natural heating and cooling elements (overhangs, glass doors, etc).
We like Calder Smith's forward-thinking design sensibility: "It's nice to know that in the future, my children and their children will be treading gently on nature—and won't have to pay any utility bills!"
Read the whole story of Calder Smith's Stinson beach house.
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