My name is Ron Hexum, I live in West Linn, having relocated here to my birthplace (Portland, OREGON) from Boise. I have been designing and building solar pyramid homes since 1977. Attached is an aerial photo of one of 61 homes in 5 states. This is a 38' base, 3BR, 2B home with detached 36' base garage and shop building in Boise, built in 1982. The interior shots are self explanatory.
Soon, my wife and I will build my latest model for ourselves to introduce
this incredible home concept to this area. It is called the
Phoenix 2000 and is a 40' base home with a 32' base attached garage.
The home and garage are connected with a glass roofed atrium
frame entry, so you enter in between the two pyramids. The garage has a 500
square foot office loft accessible from the central entry. The home has a 6'
diameter oak spiral staircase up to the master bedroom suite. The home will
have a Taylor Metal Roof (Salem) and feature both PV (photovoltaics) and
evacuated glass tube solar heating technologies.
Another new feature of the Phoenix 2000 is the use of SIPs (structural insulating panels), a revolutionary building product.
Ron's homes were featured in the Understanding: Pyramids program on The Learning Channel.
Nampa House, Drive-under model, West Elevation. 4BR, 2600 SQFT.