We have built ( and by we, I mean Jeremy and our oldest, Sam.) We repurposed found lumber, and a few new lumber products, to create this! In a few weeks we are planning on making a "living roof" of herbs and flowers on top. That's the plan... We will see if that actually happens this year! Maybe next! I think it will be so cute and very practical! My super talented Husband, Jeremy, designed it! We primarily heat with wood. We are going to need around 9 cords of wood to heat our 1600 sq. ft. home. A cord of wood is 4 ft. high x 4 ft. wide x 8 ft. long. Yea, lots of work! Lots of stacking, splitting, cutting, sometimes a few fights:/ But we all work together as a family! Some more than others! Just like in all families, we all have our strengths and weaknesses!