In the ’90s, I bought a passive solar heater from Dan Conroy in Grass Valley, Calif. basically a big box, triangular in cross-section, with a water tank painted black and double-walled clear polycarbonate glazing. Couldn’t be simpler. It’s worked flawlessly for 15 years. Every shower I take, I get a hit of both wonder and joy. This warm, sometimes hot water heated by sunshine and not nonrenewable resources. Such a non-brainer.
It’s been really warm last few days, like in the ’80s. I woke up at 2 last night, went out into the still-warm night, and took an outdoor solar-heated-water shower. The stars were out. Boy!
Getting ready to fly to Hong Kong next week to oversee printing of Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter. We’ve upped the press run to 15,000 due to early reactions to the book. At the same time we’ll be printing 3,000 copies of our mini(1-½” x 2¼”) tiny homes book. Is it cute! You can actually see what’s going on on the pages at that scale.
Jimmy Reed ‘s Ain’t that lovin’ ya baby just came on, SO the real stuff…