FEW THINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN
WRITTEN ABOUT SOLAR HAVEN
(either in the media or in letters sent to the Solar Haven web site)
Jim and Mindy Phypers have been successful in doing what Tucson's Civano and other advocates of solar energy have not yet been able to do: Demonstrate the feasibility and cost effectiveness of both active and passive solar installations, wind generation of electrical energy, and water harvesting strategies.
(AJ - Tucson, Arizona)
Loved the pix of your place!!! Congratulations! You guys are soooo amazing at creating an ideal world in the desert. Again, congratulations!
(PC - Boston, Mass.)
That the Phypers were able to accomplish all they have for a mere $88,000 shows a truly impressive Project Management ability. In fact, Solar Haven is a project which can, and in fact should, be used as a model of an affordable ecological house.
(KM - Ottowa, Canada)
Can't believe those pics. I'd really love to see what you've done. Can I plagiarize it?
(DF - Jupiter, Florida)
Found your website and I've been drooling over it for hours! You have one of the very best thought out and complete websites I've ever seen, and the pictures are so completely satisfying (you have enough of them for all the steps), that I'm really in awe of your project. Mostly, I'm glowing with pleasure that it's possible for a modern day man and woman to use what's available and make life better.
(LT - Warwick, Georgia)
If Israel were to follow the Phyper's lead in retrofitting existing mobile homes in our mobile home parks (or "caravan estates" as they are known here) in Israel, the parks could be transformed from disposable warehouses for poor immigrants to attractive options for permanent settlement highlighting energy conservation.
(SK - Tsfat, Israel)
Fantastic, just fantastic. Congratulations.
(RD -Tucson, Arizona)
Your web page is very inspiring. Your site actually spurred a big life evaulation for us.
(JC - Phoenix, Arizona)
I very much feel it is creative and innovative people like yourselves that the world needs now.
(MH - San Francisco, California)
Your approach to home projects shows innovation and a dedication and respect for mother earth; a nice combination we appreciate. We found your site educational and fun, and will refer to it again as we progress in our own projects.
(JA - Tucson, Arizona)
Solar Haven was featured as the "Cover Story" on PBS Television's Arizona Illustrated (KUAT-TV on July 25, 2000).
Solar Haven was the subject of a feature article in the Tucson Weekly entitled "Immobile Home" by Art Jacobson (September 14, 2000).
Solar Haven and Mindy's building and conservation efforts were featured in the first of a documentary series called "Earth and Women - The Pilot" -- produced by "Differentia Productions" of Orlando, Florida and premiered in April of 2003.
Solar Haven was included in the 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004 National Tour of Solar Homes sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society and the U.S.Department of Energy -- in Tucson called the Tucson Innovative Home Tour.
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