We will produce fresh hot water for the showers, the washing machines, the dishwashers etc. by absorbing the excess heat in the Maya Guesthouse and by a solar thermal system, which will be in charge of this task from April till October.
The whole thing can be imagined as follows:
We will have a wood fired oven…
…in which we will regularly make pizzas…
…and bake fresh bread.
A wood fired oven stays hot for a very long time. Even after 24 hours the inside is 120° C hot.
This excess heat we will retrieve to heat water.
Then we will have a wood stove…
… which will be used for cooking of course…
…and to heat water.
From April until October this will be the task of our solar thermal system.
It would be too hot heating with wood inside a straw bale house in summer.
By the way, we will build a second wood fired oven outside.
To make sure our guests get freshly baked bread even in summer.