(This house reported 18 resource efficient features.
Pouwel Gelderloos, Architect and Builder
Dedicates his services to designing and making available an oasis that harvests the natural elements.
This home is designed and constructed to harvest the natural elements (solar, wind, and rainwater) to provide food, heating and cooling, electric requirements, and domestic warm and cold water. It is a hybrid home since the fully automated mechanical systems are comprised of these "alternative" systems and more conventional materials and energy sources. The "alternative" systems are generally the first used, with the exception of propane cooking and clothes drying, yet the more conventional systems provide supplemental or backup energy supplies.