The Cropthorne Autonomous House
Mike Coe & Lizzie Stoodley's ultra low energy eco-build in Worcestershire.
No space heating of any kind No boiler, no wood stove, no heat pumps.
Super-insulated, triple-glazed, thermally massive.
Designed to the exacting German Passivhaus standard but
exceeds it by a factor of three (heat demand 5kWh/mē/yr).
Completely 'water-neutral' by use of harvested rainwater and composting toilets
...Uses neither mains water or drainage, nor the energy required to deliver them.
Intelligent use of renewable energy makes the house carbon negative.
Obtains its servicing almost entirely from the land on which it stands, giving it a tiny environmental footprint.
Although different to a conventionally serviced house, life in it is designed to be every bit as good.
The Autonomous House Video Tour.
Mike has produced a short video tour of the house, with the emphasis on explaining the autonomous features. If you've not been able to visit, then this is the next best thing!
Click here to view.