Gold in the Hills: A Solar-Powered California Retreat

A handcrafted, solar-powered home in the Sierra Nevada foothills serves many purposes. Enchanting and inspiring visitors is just the beginning.

The roof of the barn building at the garden and orchard site supports an extensive photovoltaic array. Inside, a room is dedicated to storing the batteries and electrical panels that monitor and control the system. A portion of the barn is a greenhouse for starting seedlings for the garden.
Photo By Barbara Bourne