19 Jul '12, 2pm

Beat The Heat: If You Want A Cool House, Get A Shotgun

Beat The Heat: If You Want A Cool House, Get A Shotgun

Elvis Presley's Birthplace, a Shotgun/ Wikipedia/CC BY 2.0 Before air conditioning homogenized residential design and made houses indistinguishable from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon to Phoenix Arizona, people built their homes to suit the climate. In the South, were there was not a lot of money, they also built to suit their wallets. An appropriate response to both conditions was the Shotgun House. Michael Janzen at Tiny House Design explains: A shotgun house is a nickname for a long narrow house with sequential rooms and no hallway. The nickname comes from the idea that if you stood at the front door and fired a shotgun the buck would fly out the back door without hitting the house. These houses were commonly built in cities before cars made suburbia popular. They also took advantage of lower property taxes because many cities based the tax rate on the lot width so w...

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