Just four days and a cordless screwdriver are all you need to build your very own passive pop-up home.
Building your own passive home now easier than ever
A French design company is taking affordable passive housing to a new level, and it couldn’t be more exciting. Thanks to PopUp House, building your own passive home or office space is now easier than ever before. If you haven’t encountered PopUp House before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Watch the below as this passive house fits together like LEGO.
Any PopUp House can easily be transformed from a passive to an energy-positive home
The entire PopUp House is completely recyclable, made with high-quality wooden boards and EPS (expanded polystyrene) insulation. Massive wood screws hold the wooden boards and 30cm thick insulation panels together and in place. Compatible with Passivhaus standards, PopUp Houses capture maximum solar energy and have super strong, airtight insulation that provides natural thermal comfort all year long, without any need for heating or cooling systems.
Any PopUp House design can have a green roof added to it and you can choose between numerous exterior and interior finishes, such as wood paneling, fibreboard, or metal.
What’s more, by adding photovoltaic panels or wind turbines, any PopUp House can easily be transformed into a positive house.
Since its inception in April 2015, several PopUp Houses, including both residences and offices, have been completed in France. They plan to expand to other countries, and have already completed a couple of pilot projects in other European counries.
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