This Energy Efficient Home Design Takes to Water for Living

By: Michael Hemsworth - Dec 8, 2015
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The modern lifestyle of consumers is changing in a variety of ways and the need for energy efficient homes is becoming a necessary aspect, so the 'Self-Catering Houseboat' is here to potentially offer a solution.

Created in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS), the 'Self-Catering Houseboat' is designed to produce potable water for the inhabitants and even create its own electricity. This would eliminate the need for the energy efficient home to be hooked up to water and power supplies to be almost totally self-sufficient (hence the name).

The 'Self-Catering Houseboat' is hoped to be utilized in Germany at Lake Geierswalde, where there is a surplus of lake area to be lived on if a suitable houseboat design is created.