28 Mar '16, 8am

Solar-powered airtight Pond House can be heated with a hairdryer

Solar-powered airtight Pond House can be heated with a hairdryer

completed a home that’s so airtight it could be heated with a hairdryer. Constructed in Britain’s largest protected wetland at Norfolk Broads, the new-build Pond House is a stunning larch-clad dwelling built to passivhaus standards. While energy efficiency is a major guiding principle for the solar-powered home, the Pond House was also designed as an environmentally responsive solution that respects the surrounding sensitive landscape.

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