28 Dec '12, 5pm

Self-Sufficient Kit Homes Offer Multiple Benefits

Credit: Jackie Meiring The Whangapoua Sled House Enlarge Close If you jogged by it on the beach, you might think the Whangapoua Sled House was a glorified guard shack. But the 525-square-foot domicile designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects of Auckland, New Zealand, is actually a vacation home--and a mobile one at that. Built on a pair of steel skids, the two-level, two-bedroom house is towed by a tractor into place on the beach (or wherever the owners want it). A self-contained septic system, greywater recycling, a woodstove, and other internal mechanical systems enable its independence, while pulley-driven shutters expose (and control) a dramatic front window expanse and other fenestration that allow daylight and passive cooling and ventilation; the same shutters completely enclose the wood-and-aluminum-clad structure against the elements or when it is unoccupied...

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