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Earth House generates all its own energy and captures all its own water in Australia

Chelsea W. NY, United States 0 Ratings 16 Discussions 2 Group posts

Posted by: Chelsea W. // Student

This simple, yet stunning Rammed Earth House by Steffen Welsh Architects generates all of its own energy and captures all of its own water. Located in the northeast of Victoria in Australia, the home is oriented for passive solar with careful arrangement for cross-ventilation, and features rammed earth walls throughout. These combined with prefabricated elements made construction not only easier, but also quicker.

When deciding to build a green house, there are many ways one can make the house more energy-efficient and less wasteful just by taking some precaution from the beginning of construction. For example, this house butterfly roof that works to hold solar panels and collect rainwater.

To see the story and slideshow of this Earth House, visit: http://tinyurl.com/AUSEarthHouse

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