in the outskirts of amsterdam, there is a courages team made up of
creatives, sociologists, architects and technology experts that are
working on the future of home livability. the young group at sustainer homes are scared of rising rent, sprawling cities, and unprecedented amounts of energy uncertainty in their lives. so they’ve
decided to take it upon themselves to make housing much more
affordable, sustainable and flexible than anything offered on the market
of today. the team focused on four attributes: energy, air and heating,
water collection and disposal, and materials. the result of their
developments is a fully independent, self sufficient and comfortable
container home with a price point made available to everyone.
the electricity for the home is produced by a combination of solar panels and wind mills to make sure the home has enough energy for regular consumption, year round. a high efficient heat pump combined with high grade insulation makes it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. water is collected from the roof of the container, and filtered for safe drinking. all the used water afterwords is filtered through helophyte filter (a plant based filter), which then is releases back into the ground. sustainer homes decided to have all the materials for construction be reused as well as recyclable. this makes the home ready for this generation of consumers, and the next. the company plans on expand to accommodate hotels, cottages and even emergency housing needs, where local infrastructure systems are difficult to connect to.