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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 | 13 Comments

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The Ecomo Home [2] 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 [3] and incorporate low-maintenance materials. They are built in a factory in South Africa [4] 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 [5] 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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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/ecomo-homes-modular-prefab-compact-solar-powered-homes/ecomo-home-7/

[2] Ecomo Home: http://www.ecomohome.com/index.php

[3] sustainable design principles: http://www.inhabitat.com/sustainable-building

[4] South Africa: http://inhabitat.com/world-cup-2010-south-africas-top-5-stunning-green-stadiums/

[5] Solar energy systems: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power

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