A whole new generation of eco-minded designers has emerged from the small European nation of Romania, which is currently showcasing its very first zero energy modular home concept - Soleta ZeroEnergy One. The tiny home is a prototype developed by the Justin Capra Foundation for Invention and Sustainable Technologies (FITS). This lovely dwelling is powered by clean energy and it can even be remote-controlled by a smartphone!
The Soleta zeroEnergy One is a prototype eco home in Romania
The home is currently on display outside the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania
Incredibly versatile, it can be used as a home, office or vacation space
The home is constructed out of sustainable wood
Well insulated glass replaces walls for improved ventilation
Plenty of light reaches the interior
The home can be powered by a mix of clean energy sources
In floor thermal heating can be combined with other technology to keep the 48 sqm home warm
A remote controlled energy monitoring system reduces energy consumption by 45 percent
The home is also more affordable than some of the eco homes on the market
Despite being small, the interior feels expansive thanks to the clever design
There is a strong connection between nature and the indoors
We love this home and can't wait for FITS to release more.