Ecocapsule is an egg-shaped tiny portable home that can go off-grid and off-pipe. Powered by solar and wind energy and using filtered rainwater it allows to bring comforts of civilization into wilderness.
“Weaving a Home” uses structural fabric that’s lightweight, flexible and mobile, allowing families to weave a shelter that provides the fundamental comforts of heat, electricity, running water, and storage.
Michael McDaniel designed and coordinated production of an inexpensive and easy to transport housing for disaster relief zones, called the Exo Reaction Housing Solution.
Bamboo is lightweight yet strong, with the tensile strength of steel. Each pole is unique and grows very quickly, both a resource for creative expression and a sustainable source of building material.
i-Beam Designs came up with pallet house, an easy and inexpensive emergency home. The house comes with a manual and can be built in a day with basic tools and no prior construction experience.
Rainwater harvesting is one of the oldest and most effective forms of water collection and can help decentralize the water supply. The rain is drained from the roofs into barrels, cisterns, or tanks.
Michigan State University researchers designed a transparent luminescent solar concentrator that can be used on buildings, cell phones, and other devices with a clear surface that harvests energy.