Thanks Chris for all of your help. I am in Ferndale Washington in the USA and I feel really lucky to be able to build a new solar home. I built a passive solar home in Oregon and it worked very well. This one will be better because I have learned more about solar design since the last home building project.
I am really stoked about getting a plane into the air again. It will be such a release from all of the work and I just love flying and watching anything that flies. I am doing most of the work on the house so I am going to need some fun in my life besides building which I also love to do.