The Passive Solar Home that Survived the Sugarloaf Mountain Fire

Devastation gives way to healing for survivors of Colorado’s Sugarloaf Mountain fire.

Bill built by hand the kiva-style fireplace in the bathroom, right, which keeps bathers toasty no matter what the weather. Sheets of reed fencing that the couple found at Montgomery Ward cover R-45 insulation in the ceiling; brick floors soak up and store solar heat. In the living area, this page, 60 linear feet of windows let the sunshine in.