Super-Insulated Small Homes in Wisconsin Newenhouse practices what she preaches; She founded Madison Environmental, a green consulting firm, and now is putting her name to use by building and selling the NewenHouse, described as “superinsulated, sustainable, small kit homes that are furnace free, even in cold climates.” The first NewenHouse was built a few years ago and was certified Passivhaus, German style in 2011.

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7 Responses to Super-Insulated Small Homes in Wisconsin

  1. john says:

    how thick is the insulation and of what r value olease. john

  2. Kathie says:

    Wall U-factor: 0.09 W/m²K (R-63)
    Slab U-factor: 0.10 W/m²K (R-57)
    Roof U-factor: 0.06 W/m²K (R-94)

    from the original article at

  3. Kathie says:

    The house sits in a tub of 12″ of expanded polystyrene foam below grade and surrounded by 16″ of cellulose insulation above.

  4. John Knox Kaniki says:

    I like this I would love to know how much the plans would cost.

  5. Kari says:

    Sounds like a awesome addition to small homes. I love the insulation factor. Great job.

  6. Lois Neway says:

    Is there a sales lot and model available and where can it be seen? Also do you have a set of blue prints and what do they cost. Also is there a materials log also available with the blue prints with size and square footage..

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