Solterre Passive House Concept Cottage

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Solterre Passive House Concept Cottage

Last summer, I took a drive from Halifax down to Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, to check out Solterre Design’s Concept Cottage. The house looks like it’s been there for a few ...

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