If a zombie apocalypse were to happen tomorrow, the Windcatcher House is where you'd want to be.
Built by students from the University of Colorado at Denver using rammed earth and local clay, the Windcatcher House is a 1,100 square foot, two-bedroom home that supplies all of its own climate control, power and water needs. This is achieved through a clever passive design that regulates temperature and air flow into the home, a wind tower which generates energy and an extensive rainwater collection system.
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The Windcatcher House Operates Completely Off the Grid
Published: Feb 7, 2011 • References: designbuildbluff.org