“Wow!” That was my reaction upon seeing Cassandra Naylor’s converted farmhouse home profiled in CottageLiving.com. Six generations of her family have called the 100-year-old Maryland structure home. Naylor wanted to downsize soon after becoming a widow and renovated the barn to be as close to nature as possible. The home was also built to be as self-sustaining as it could. It features a photovoltaic solar system on the roof, composting toilet and solar water heating system. It is a fine example of the green building movement sweeping over the United States.

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