Welcome to Dan & Margy’s RockSpan 
Solar Homestead

Updated 3.5.14

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Maps & OverviewMaps_%26_overview.html

This is what we are planning for.   The family and the farm of Dick and Ellen Chiles.  Below are some pictures from the family farm. 

House 
description
House_description.html
A photo tour of RockSpanPhoto_Tour.html
Long Range Plan
Long_range_plan.html
Interior rendersInterior_view.html
ABC walls
ABC_Walls.html
Hydro Electric
thinkingHydroElectric_thinking.html
Exterior
rendersExterior_renders.html
Shop PlanningShop_Planning.html
Energy
thinkingNet_Zero_Energy.html
Current PlansCurrent_Plan_PDFs.html
Plan 
EvolutionPlan_evolution.html
...to the Rockspan site.  We’re building a farm on an beautiful and historic site in Greene County, Missouri.  We started with a Shop and now we’re moved into our house.  Our project includes several extraordinary innovations including ABC wall technology and PhotoHydronic heat exchangers.  Read more...Welcome.htmlWelcome.htmlshapeimage_20_link_0
TreeStands
TreeStands.html
Photo Albums
Building the shop, Stage 1
Shop,_Stage_1.html
Building the shop, Stage 2
Shop,_Stage_2.html
Well Drilling
Well_drilling.html
Characters
Characters.html
New Caleffi solar thermal 
Caleffi_Solar%21.html
The House, Stage 1
House,_Stage_1.html
In Memory of Denis PottsDenis.html
Building the shop, Stage 3
Shop,_Stage_3.html
Septic 
PlanningSeptic_Planning.html
Building ABC walls
ABC_Walls,_1.html
Building the shop, Stage 4
Shop,_Stage_4.html
House, Stage 2House,_Stage_2.html
Prestressed Casting plans, As BuiltPrestressed_plans.html
Frequently                                                             Asked QuestionsFAQ.html
House, Stage 3House,_Stage_3.html
TM
House, Stage 4House,_Stage_4.html
Tornado 
ResistantTornados.html
Thanks to the people who helped with our project:Our_Partners.html
Click here to see a partial list of suppliers, contractors and agencies who helped us with this unique project. Our_Partners.html
House, Stage 5House,_Stage_5.html

Contact:

Fire Sprinkler systemFire_sprinklers.html
WelcomeWelcome.html
House, Stage 6House,_Stage_6.html
House, Stage 7House,_Stage_7.html
HVAC 
PlanningHVAC_Planning.html
24 Interesting technologiesInteresting_Tech.html
Rockspan TechInteresting_Tech.html
Rainwater
Irrigation
ThinkingRain_water_plan.html
Detailed views...
Woodstove PlanningWoodstoves.html
Radiant
WaveRadiant_wave.html
Water
Sculpture
ConceptWater_Sculpture.html
2 4-D Overspray Disaster2,_4-D_Disaster.html
House, Stage 8House,_Stage_8.html
See the story on KY3http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-concrete-house-to-be-energy-efficient-and-tornado-resistant-20120516,0,6056590.story
See the story on KSPRhttp://www.kspr.com/news/kspr-go-green-from-energy-efficient-homes-to-hybrid-cars-ozarkers-find-ways-to-go-green-20120610,0,1754770.story
House, Stage 9House,_Stage_9.html
Net Zero EnergyNet_Zero_Energy.html
House, Stage 10House,_Stage_10.html
Rockspan Tour PixRockspan_%26_ONE.html
Sept. 8, 2012Rockspan_%26_ONE.html
Save your local planetSave_your_planet.html
House, Stage 11House,_Stage_11.html
The Mosaic and sculptureThe_Mosaic.html
Read the Springfield News-Leader Storyhttp://www.news-leader.com/article/20120904/NEWS01/309040021/Dan-Chiles-energy-efficient-tornado-resistant-house
House, Stage 12House,_Stage_12.html
Read the Springfield Business Journal Storyhttp://sbj.net/index.asp
House, Stage 13House,_Stage_13.html
See the story on KSMUhttp://ksmu.org/article/small-ozarks-farm-provides-innovative-example-sustainable-living-50451
House, Stage 14House,_Stage_14.html
See the house in Infrared!Infrared_PIX.html
Rockspan earns these recognitions!
In progress....EnergyStar.html
House & farm, Stage 15House,_Stage_15.html