Posted: Jan 08, 2017 3:08 pm
by tuco
Alan B wrote:Interesting design. But only 'off-grid' for short amounts of (unspecified) time.
Solar powered - what storage system does it use.

Can be moved with it's home owners - as long as there are are utilities (fresh water, electricity & waste disposal) available at it's destined site.
The advertising blurb with it sat in the middle of a 'forest' (with obvious limited utilities) is a bit 'populist' in it's approach and not very practical.

Sewage disposal could be a real problem 'off-grid'. I suppose one could dig a hole in the woods...

Good observations. "Off-grid" is not an option for any residential unit and indeed they've read marketing for dummies. Its even bit expensive. However, its movable home and we are in design thread.

As one article puts it:

"Its clever design provides the inspiration to make best use of every square inch of space and envisage how the built-in components, even the walls, can be adjusted to meet their purpose most effectively," said the team.

Owners are encouraged to find a site with suitable water, sewage and electricity points. But the house is also designed to generate and conserve its own energy, so it can be used in remote settings for short periods of time

The building's quadruple-glazed facade maximises natural light while preventing heat loss, and roof-mounted solar panels are intended to return more power to the grid than the building uses.