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Old 06-27-2015, 05:15 PM
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My name is Jim Gagnepain, and I'm from Colorado Springs. I am married, and a father of 2. My wife and I started building a zero-energy, bermed earth home in April of 2011. We got our Occupancy Permit in January of 2012. We love living on our home, comfortably situated on 11 acres, on the prarie. The passive solar designs affords beautiful views of the wildlife - rabbits, quail, other birds, hawks, owls, and an occassional fox. My wife also raises chickens, currently she has about 50 of them - all different varieties.

The views are incredible, with the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the Spanish Peaks, visible in the distance. Because our home faces South, one cannot see Pikes Peak from the home, but no big deal, because it looms to the West, anytime one goes outside.

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Old 06-27-2015, 09:46 PM
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Cool! Welcome to the forum.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:59 PM
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Welcome! Sounds like a great homestead!
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:55 PM
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That sounds really cool. Sounds to me like you guys are doing this to the east of COS. This is very similar to what we're wanting to do except we're considering a 400 sq ft cottage. We're looking to get some land further into the interior though (my own recent intro:

At any rate, glad to know about you. I look forward to any info you can share. Hope you guys continue to enjoy!

The best,
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