Sunday, November 18, 2012

simple solar house works well in South Africa

"Andreas Keller, a master's student in South Africa, wanted to find an environmentally friendly way to improve people's living conditions in the country's shanty towns.

The idea he came up with is the eco-friendly i-Shack - insulated with cardboard, complete with a rainwater harvesting system and solar-powered electricity.

Thanks to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, there are plans to build 100 more i-Shacks."

   This is grreat. Very simple, passive design that vastly improves the living conditions of shanty town dwellers. Sometimes simple things can make a huge difference.

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