Gallery: Nest Box Combines Passivhaus and Prefab for Low-Cost Green Hou...


When you combine Passivhaus with prefab you get one of the greenest buildings possible. Designers Vanda Holescakova of Architectonica and Katarina Husarova Volekova of DSU have conceived the Nest Box, a super-insulated prefab home that can be placed just about anywhere with minimal disturbance of the land. The plans come in several variations, ranging from a tiny apartment to larger combined units for growing families. And best of all, the occupants live in a healthy, low-impact environment requiring practically no energy to stay cozy over a long winter.

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