Texas Modular Home Will Run on Rainwater and Sunshine Alone

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Can you believe that all you need for making everything in your home work is only sunshine and rainwater? This Texas modular house proves it to be a great idea turned into reality. The designs you’re looking at were made by a team of creative students. The goal was to provide with a modular home which is at the same time off-grid. The project of those from NexusHaus team is cleverly projected to function in areas with lots of sunlight and it is thought to be highly necessary especially in drought-prone areas. Besides the slick design of the modules, there are some neat innovations like drinking rainwater reuse and graywater recycling featured in the house project. Browse the images to get a better understanding.

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“Although the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition is focused on renewable energy, one of the teams chosen to build a house for this fall’s event will take resource conservation a step further.

The University of Texas at Austin, partnering with Germany’s Technische Universitat Munchen, will construct a home that is net zero usage for energy as well as water. The team’s NexusHaus, which will be on display during the competition held Oct. 8 to 18 in Irvine, Calif., will be one of the country’s first water-independent dwellings, and its design could have major ramifications for home builders in drought-prone areas and beyond. Its concepts have takeaways for builders across the country as more jurisdictions allow measures such as potable rainwater reuse and graywater recycling.”

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source: builderonline.com

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22 Responses to “Texas Modular Home Will Run on Rainwater and Sunshine Alone”

  1. Adell says:

    I want to know more

  2. Bermudezcarloz37@gmail.com says:

    Bety godo house

  3. METHA CHRISTOPHER says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE DIFFERENT MODELS AND PRICES AND LOCATIONS AND DOES IT HAVE A WAY FOR PRIVACY ON THOSE BIG WINDOWS? SCREEN? CURTAINS? WALL?

    • R says:

      THANK YOU FOR TYPING ALL IN CAPS.

      I AM SURE THERE ARE MANY PRIVACY OPTIONS INCLUDED IN THE BUILDING PACKAGES SUCH AS ROLL DOWN SHADES, MIRRORED WINDOWS FOR EXTERIOR, OR YOU CAN SIMPLY BUY A DAMN CURTAIN ROD AND CURTAINS!

  4. Daff Minopetros says:

    Are these homes available in South Africa and what sort of price would one be looking at. Sounds pretty awesome

  5. Kim says:

    Will you be selling these

  6. Nathalie says:

    Hello I would be interrested in this project. I would like to build an eco friendly guest house as well as my own home need ideas and this one sounds fabulous. I live in New Caledonia

  7. Maria says:

    Would like to know the cost and locations of these homes

  8. Debbie Singer says:

    I am very interested how can we get more info including pricing and larger models available?

  9. margret says:

    Really cool. Was wondering if you could do a model with some sort of louvers on the open space so one could crank it open or closed, depending on weather.

  10. Scott says:

    I would like to know more about these homes.

  11. Carolyn mcdonald says:

    Please send more information great concept

  12. Jen Hill says:

    Last summer in Central Texas, we had 90 days in a row of high temperatures over 100 degrees, and many of those days low temperatures did not go below 79 or 80 degrees. How would this house stay cool under such conditions?

  13. Alan says:

    I would like to know more. This is a great idea.

  14. Rebecca says:

    Please send me more info . We are about to build a house in New Zealand and really love this design . We are on a large farm with huge rainful and really not enough sunshine hours so need all the sun to come indoors when we get it .
    Is it possible to have shipped to NZ . All info possible and pricing would be hugely appreciated .

    Kindest Regards
    Rebecca

  15. terry says:

    I will need one of these build for my self in the Caribbean . Please send me designs and cost.

  16. Mary Kay Russell says:

    I would like information of various models and cost. Where are they sold and such. Thanks

  17. Tiffany says:

    I would like more information on these homes.

  18. Antoinette says:

    Could you please send me some more information on this please. Thanks.

  19. Bob Woods says:

    { am in spicewood and would like to discuss

  20. Howard Broughton says:

    What is the plan?
    Maybe we could build in Texas.
    Two building centers here, Ft. worth and Austin.
    hb

  21. Jaques says:

    You are both twats

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