My Dream Home, its made of shipping containers. Containers ? Yes Containers.
Persona Notes : It looks pretty low tech, but it would have solar and water desalination, as well as a hydroponics unit producing enough food for the household. Of course its thought of as a complete solution where synergies are developed allowing for more and more complex systems to exist.
This home would be located on a beach front in the south, so as to make access to sea water possible to aliment a desalination unit similar to that developed by Heliotech, energy would be harnessed thanks to solar modules. Being self sufficient in water and energy would entail producing enough to service the hydroponics unit, making this a truly sustainable housing unit. Future development can include aquaculture so as to close the cycle by providing nutrients for the hydroponics unit.
The aquaculture tank could even be the entry point for the water filtering system. Water rich in nutrients would be diverted to the hydroponics unit and further recuperated to aliment a mineral filtering tank. It wouldn't close the loop but allow for a sizable recuperation of the desalinated water.
The home would be linked to the net using V-Sat internet for communications, and to allow for the remote monitoring and control of its systems.
Design by : http://www.containerarchitecture.co.nz
About Integrated Fish Farming
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