Bike rack-inspired prefab home offers off-grid sustainable living
Jul 27, 2009 18:43
Palo Alto Architect, Joseph Bellomo was inspired by a bike rack to build this design. This also seems like a shorter and more futuristic design of a Sarawak Long house. Anyway, the House Arc, or so its called is expected to incorporate a roof mounted solar electricity generating film to power all the appliances and lights used indoors. Say goodbye to bills!
This home is intended to be built from tubular steel armature and placed above the ground on concrete piers or wood decks. An 800 square foot House Arc could cost up to $100,000, which is just about the same price most people would pay for a home.
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