It is Amazing What You Can Make a Sustainable Tiny Home Out Of!

Wind and Solar Powered this Tiny home is made from a shipping container
Wind and Solar Powered this Tiny home is made from a shipping container

Build a Fully Independent, Comfortable and Sustainable Tiny Home to Support Environment while Retrenching your Budget 

Tiny sustainable homes seem to reflect the meaning of a popular say that goes, “Independence and sustainability define the home of tomorrow”. Although we often dream of buying expensive cars and giant houses, multiple movements have currently emerged to do the exact opposite. Ideally, the aims of these movements are to downsize and become more harmonious and sustainable with our planet by constructing eco-friendly, and retrenching structures referred to as “tiny sustainable homes”.

Putting your new sustainable tiny home in place

Putting your new sustainable tiny home in place

An example of these movements is the “Sustainer Homes”, which was founded by a sustainable architect, two sociologists and a sustainable technology expert. According to Sustainer Homes, the generation of tomorrow faced multiple problems such as sprawling cities, rising rents as well as unprecedented amounts of uncertainty in their lives; thus, they needed a home, which was not only much more affordable but also more flexible and sustainable as compared to anything offered on today’s housing market. This explains why this movement came up with this idea of constructing Sustainers.

Importance of Sustainable Homes

Despite most individuals striving for McMansions in the 1990s, currently more and more fashionable people trade these dreams in for well-designed and smaller homes, which reflect the commitment to our environment and community. Another importance that sustainable homes have brought is the ability to construct one of the first completely wireless homes in the world. These homes offer unprecedented affordability, flexibility and sustainability.

How Sustainable Homes Work

Sustainable homes use four factors to work effectively, and these include:

  • Energy
  • Air and Heating
  • Water and Disposal
  • Construction

Energy

These homes are equipped with a smart combination of windmills and solar panels that produce electricity, and this ensures that you have adequate energy for a regular household, throughout the year.

Air and Heating

Additionally, sustainable homes are incorporated with a highly efficient heat pump, commonly known as reversed refrigerator. The reversed refrigerator is combined with a high-quality insulator to make sure that you have a warm home during winter and a cold one during summer.

Water and Disposal

The homes also have a roof of container that collects rainwater and Dutch water standards that filter the water, making sure that it is safe for drinking. These amazing structures also have helofyte filters, special devices that filter all the water that goes down the Sustainer’s drainage system. Subsequently, these filters release water back to the ground, and this upgrades environment by supporting the life of plants.

Construction

Besides having sustainable materials for producing energy, Sustainers ensure that this energy is produced as per the Cradle2Cradle principles; hence, are sustainable as far as energy consumption is concerned.

Benefits of Tiny Sustainable Homes

The benefits of Sustainers are:

  • Independent
  • Sustainable
  • Comfortable

Independent

The windmills, rainwater collection and solar panels help these homes generate their own water and energy. Lack of connection to the electricity, gasnet or water, grants you the freedom to live anywhere.

Sustainable

The homes are sustainable in that they do not rely only on completely renewable energy but also use only the most sustainable materials for production. This makes them one of the most sustainable living options on today’s market.

Comfortable

Sustainer Homes asserts that sustainable living does not mean you need to come up with compromises at your comfort zone. The Sustainer is comfortably warm, equipped with sufficient energy for a regular household as well as a regular dishwasher.

Summary

Tiny Sustainable Homes have several areas of applications, and these are:

  • Homes
  • Holiday Housing
  • Emergency Housing
  • Hotels

Support the environment and retrench your cost of living by building a fully independent, comfortable and sustainable container home.

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About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.

1 Comment

  • Roxanna Anderson says:

    I love this idea. Smart and innovative. Thank you for sharing. We have been looking into doing this.

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