This off grid modern solar house in California isn’t tiny or even that small… But since it’s 100% off the grid I thought it was a smart enough design to include here.
At 1200 sq. ft. it would make a great home for a family or person who spends lots of time at home. It’s called the IT HOUSE and is made of glass and metal in the middle of the beautiful desert landscape in Pioneertown, California. The design system used to build this house was created by Taalman Koch.
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Prefab Off Grid itHouse
I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the home’s tour below:
All the parts are prefabricated off-site to reduce waste and labor and clients can configure and customize their IT Cabins, IT House, or IT Studios to their hearts desire.
The home is designed with passive heating and cooling in mind to help keep the temperature right. There’s also an amazing “floating” fireplace that I think you’ll really like.
Interested in one of these? It’s called a Fire Orb. Isn’t it just awesome?
If you stay here you have to be mindful of water because yes, it’s completely off grid and remember, you’re in the desert!
The windows and sliding doors are made of Solar Ban 60 glass coated with low-e to help with passive solar heating/cooling but the owners do admit, according to this article on Dwell, that the house gets very hot in the summer and really cold in the winter.
Solar power with a battery bank provides you with the hot water and electricity.
Bedroom with Beautiful Views
Probably one of the neatest parts of staying here is the silence because you’re in the desert and there’s no machines humming. Just peace and quiet. Also check out the tiny 200 sq. ft. studio version of the itHouse. It’s called the itStudio.
How you can stay in this house
- Fireorb floating fireplaces
- Taalman Koch architects
- Dwell Article
- itHouse Official Website
- Boutique Homes
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