The Toothman Foundation and ELEVATE have teamed up on an elevated eco house experiment in Hawaii. The team hopes to create practical spaces that address global, environmental issues.
The small, 400 square foot house is square in shape with a number of interesting features. The roof is made of grass and plants, allowing for rain water collection, and is equipped with solar panels. The exterior walls are called "living walls," and are also made of grass and various plants, which is helpful in Co2 mitigation, shade and cooling. The walls are watered with captured rain water.
Interestingly, the house is propped up on a pedestal with a firm hollow base. The exposed space underneath creates a shaded parking spot, and provides a safe place in case of a storm.
The campaign is currently raising money on Kickstarter.