Of course, there’s the question of expense, but… damn that is cool. All you have to do is park it somewhere; it’s like a trailer home, except future-awesome.
(In the year 2120, rednecks will live in ZeroHouses.)
Too many windows.
Well, right off, I can see one problem; that’s not much of a cistern. It’s a month supply for one person, two if you are careful with water.; completely impractical in rainy/dry season climates like most of California, also in deserts, and still pretty marginal in even the well watered East. There had better be an easy way to refill it with trucked in water. And the battery claim… well, I’d like to see specs, because that’s a *hell* of a lot of energy storage, if they claim it will run for a week. And you’d certainly need a backup generator — it’s easy to go a week without serious sunlight in a lot of areas.
Still, lots of nice ideas.
It would not be efficient in climates that experience heavy snow. I could see something like this in, maybe, Florida where the rain comes and goes frequently.
I’m thinking that those windows need some awnings on them to help with the summer cooling load. The passive solar gain in winter would be welcome help in heating the place, so I don’t think that there are too many. They’re claiming impressive insulation for the walls.
As others have noted when looking at this sort of aggressive concept house, they’re attractive when plunked down in the middle of idyllic wilderness but don’t seem suited to high-density areas. What would a neighbourhood of Zero Houses look like?
That question asked, the Zero House does resemble a single-family Habitat 67:
…so maybe we do know what this one looks like when scaled up.
…Except those rednecks will all be Hulks.
HULK LOVE EASE OF BEING ECOFRIENDLY
Seriously, those look very promising.
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