The ‘SOLABODE’ is an award winning affordable family housing solution built with natural and recycled materials and heated with free energy from the sun. It provides safe and comfortable shelter while addressing current economic and environmental concerns.
Built in Flaxmere, Hastings, on an 800m2 flat site, this modified Solabode Starter Home was easily able to face due north on its angled site. The polished concrete slab floor will still provide excellent and adequate thermal mass, to keep this super insulated home cosy in winter. Building costs were reported by the builder to be around $235k in late 2016, not bad for the warmest new 3BR home in Hawkes Bay! Click here to view the gallery »
The Solabode S.H. (Starter Home) Design is a low cost family housing solution built with toxic free and recycled materials. Heated primarily with free energy from the sun, it provides safe and comfortable shelter while addressing current economic and environmental concerns. Click here to find out more »