A Green Home Away From Home

Do you ever wish you could have a vacation home that requires very little of your time for upkeep? A home where you don’t have to worry about gas prices and electricity bills? Well, let me introduce you to ZeroHouse. ZeroHouse is a home that is 100% automatic. This home generates its own electric power with the help of the high-efficiency solar panels that help to produce power which is then stored in a battery backup. Once completely charged, the home can run efficiently for one week without a hint of sunlight. The house runs automatically with the help of sensors that are connected to a centralized laptop computer.

ZeroHouse collects water into a 2700 gallon cistern which runs water by the use of gravity to other parts of the home, thus eliminating the need for any electrical pumps. Organic waste is also diverted to a digestive mechanism located beneath the home, which is then converted into compost that needs to be removed from the home only twice a year.

Each home is not only designed for sustainability but also for comfort. Included in the home are a living area, kitchen, full bath and two bedrooms-even coming with built-in furniture and storage areas. Adjustable LED lighting is built into the wall and ceiling and can last up to 100,000 hours of non-stop usage.

ZeroHouse is a great concept and for added enjoyment, can be customized with a variety of color and material combinations.

Architect: Scott Specht [ Via: Architechnophilia ]