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Ecomo Homes: Modular, Compact, Solar Powered Prefabs
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 3, 2010 @ 3:00 pm In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 14 Comments
This modular prefabricated home in Franschhoek, South Africa by Ecomo is enough to make you swoon. Beautifully located near a body of water and a stunning rock formation, the compact home was built off-site and then installed. The basis for all Ecomo homes is a modular unit designed for one of three functions - live, sleep or play - that can be arranged in whatever layout is needed to accommodate the needs of the owners.
The Ecomo Home  modular housing system is based on square modular units that can be used as living spaces, “play” spaces or sleeping quarters. The units can be easily joined together in a variety of arrangements to create virtually any home desired. Once a floor plan is laid out, additional decks can be added to the exterior to provide outdoor living space.
The homes are designed based on sustainable design principles  and incorporate low-maintenance materials. They are built in a factory in South Africa  to minimize construction waste and then delivered to the site, where the modules are installed with a minimal impact to the environment. Solar energy systems  can be installed on the roofs to provide enough renewable energy for the homes to operate off-grid, which is especially key for remote locations where there are no grid connections.
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 sustainable design principles: http://www.inhabitat.com/sustainable-building
 South Africa: http://inhabitat.com/world-cup-2010-south-africas-top-5-stunning-green-stadiums/
 Solar energy systems: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power
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