Beginning in December, our SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) arrived from S. Dakota and our building crew began to put up the building. A bit like building with Legos. Each piece was numbered so the builders knew where each panel went. These panels are 10″ thick and have a R value of 40. After the building is up, it is then wrapped with a polyerythane product to make the shell airtight. We are also installing triple paned windows. All guests windows will be facing east so no hot afternoon sun will be able in heat the rooms in the summer. In the winter, the building will be so insulated and airtight that we have a private joke that it will take 2 candles to heat each room. We want to conserve the energy needed to heat the building, but also to keep the rooms cooler in the summer when we are the busiest.