but PassivDom, makers of an
“autonomous 3D-printed mobile house,” sounds pretty darn rad.
The Ukrainian company wants to create mobile homes that can be
made anywhere and are completely self-powered.
Max Gerbut, a Ph.D. of Engineering Sciences of physics of the
solid state built the houses in the Ukraine and is working on spreading the word. He invested €200,000 of his cash in the project, and they’re looking for investment in their wacky, and potentially world-saving, project.
“PassivDom is the world’s first mobile and transportable house
with Passive House parameters,” said Gerbut. “Due to the use of
advanced materials and unique developments by our engineers,
PassivDom has the highest thermal performance among residential
buildings. The walls of PassivDom are as warm as a brick. Thermal
characteristics are stable enough to use 20 times less energy
than an ordinary building. That’s why it is possible to realize
full off-grid autonomy in a cold climate without complicated and
expensive engineering heating system.”
The first model, the modulOne, includes
solar panels that power the climate control system, a clean
a water system that takes moisture from the air and an air quality controller system that includes carbon dioxide control.
The frame is made of 3D-printed carbon fiber and fiberglass,
and the entire house is recyclable.
There are three models, from ultra-simple to fully autonomous.
The Autonomous House is 36 square meters and costs €59,900 to
pre-order. There is already a prototype in Ukraine, and they have a
few thousand folks already on the waitlist for the houses.
Luckily the team doesn’t take itself too seriously. They also
offer an exceptional “Zombie Apocalypse” package that includes
armored glazing, an alarm system, extra toilet paper storage
and a bible.
While the whole thing could be a pie-in-the-sky fantasy, it
seems they have a real model built already, and all of the technology is feasible. I, for one, look forward to spending my
time in a zombie-proof passive house in the middle of the