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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

ecomo, modular housing, prefab, south africa, green design, sustainable architecture [5]

The Ecomo Home [3] 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 [6] and incorporate low-maintenance materials. They are built in a factory in South Africa [7] 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 [8] 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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Images © Pietro Russo

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[1] modular: http://inhabitat.com/the-modules-leed-silver-modular-housing-at-temple-university/

[2] prefabricated home: http://inhabitat.com/category/architecture/prefab-housing/

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

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/ecomo-homes-modular-prefab-compact-solar-powered-homes/ecomo-home-3/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/ecomo-homes-modular-prefab-compact-solar-powered-homes/ecomo-home-7/

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

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

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

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