The soap star, who plays Bo Brady, is currently building a 4000-square foot home in Los Angeles which he says will be green from the ground up.
Reckells house will be made of concrete to keep inside temperatures cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Hell have solar panels on the roof to run electricity, a gray water system to irrigate the landscape and an architectural layout which takes advantage of the suns path.
He says the sun will shine through the windows in the winter when the suns arch is low, but be blocked by overhangs on the windows in the summer, keeping the house cool.
Reckell says the house isnt much more expensive than building a stick house, but he adds, it helps to have your father-in-law build it, which his is doing.
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