Eco Living

prefabPowerPod has created a super ecologically-friendly house. The roof is designed with solar panels, and they bounce sun off each other to ensure maximum exposure and absorption of the sun. It funnels rain for collection and reuse, and the solar panels heat the water. So far, no carbon use.

These pre-fab homes have extra high ceilings with plenty of windows to let in a lot of natural light, and they’re well-insulated so you don’t loose a lot of heat or cool. Extra thought went into the technology of these houses, including heated floors with “a radiant heating system that circulates hot water through insulated subflooring.”

More pics here! More than just pods!
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5 thoughts on “Eco Living

  1. I want one! Think I’ll join Keep Akron Beautiful, who are being given the mayor’s directive to devise a greenprint for Akron. Homes like these should be a part of the plan.

  2. I love this house. The heated floors – they’re heated with the collected rain water, which is heated by the solar panels! It even has a dishwasher, which my house doesn’t. Those high windows would be perfect for my birder-cat (with the addition of kitty steps and a perch for her). And it’s portable.

    village green, I followed the link on your page to the Don’s Green page and was so happy to see Akron’s recycling increase by 40% (or so) because of the new garbage can program. Excellent!

  3. This is an excellent idea but it needs to be upsized to go mainstream, and hopefully such plans are in the works. Most cities would not give you a permit to install such a home; probably anywhere mobile homes are prohibited. If the same concept were upsized – but still modest, say 1000 square feet – this could be a very attractive option for urban redevelopment, retirees, singles and childless couples. Doubling the size wouldn’t double the cost, since you wouldn’t need additional plumbing.

    This beats a Katrina trailer any day! (And after the red tape, would probably have been cheaper.)

  4. Nicole, you’re right. It would need to be a little bigger to be accepted here. I don’t think it’s much smaller than my house, which only has one bathroom. The innovations that power and heat the home are ideas that could be spread to more home construction plans. I am in love with radiant heat floors, using recycled rainwater that is heated either with solar panels or geothermal.

    This trailer is totally better than a Katrina trailer, and the people who live in it wouldn’t have extra energy expenses!

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