Mini Bungalow Passive House Backyard Cottage
where I live Toronto, these would be zoning-wise, a nightmare, but you would get interest from high end pool owners in areas where land and zoning allows more than 100 sf of accessory building. Some of the cabanas people build over here are elaborate.
probably not what you want to hear but … thanks for reminding me about liquid applied air barrier. How did you find it worked.
Terrel, thanks for your visit. The Wet-Flash liquid applied membrane is what allows the high level of airtightness to be achieved. Be advised that with such an airtight house you must have continuous air exchange, preferably one with heat recovery like the passive house we are building.
A liquid applied membrane provides a more predictable weather and air barrier.
I highly recommend the BEI Wet-Flash family of products. Joe G
Congratulations on the project–small is tough in PH, I’ve found (you can see my first attempts at http://www.passivehousemidwest.blogspot.com). Amazing that you can get there in 300 s.f. I’m curious if you risk overheating–looks like a lot of glazing, I’m assuming aiming south, which will get you your solar gain, but not too much? I ran into overheating troubles in a small house design–got to 4.75kBTU, but had 50% overheating frequency! Your is more compact, though, so that may solve it.
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