17 Jul '17, 9am

UK man builds highly sustainable Passivhaus-standard home for his elderly parents

UK man builds highly sustainable Passivhaus-standard home for his elderly parents

A UK man has built his parents the ultimate gift: a highly sustainable home where they can comfortably live out their lives in one of their favorite places on Earth—and it’s also a house that’s won numerous awards to boot. The loving son is Richard Pender, who began the self-built project, called Shawm , as a master’s student studying renewable energy at Newcastle University. Richard worked in collaboration with Dan Kerr of MawsonKerr Architects to create a beautiful airtight home in rural Northumberland that’s built to Passivhaus standards.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/uk-man-builds-highly-sustainable-pas...

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