Specht Harpman

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Prototype design for a fully self-sustaining modular home. The zeroHouse™ is a small, prefabricated house that can be easily shipped and quickly erected. It has all elements necessary to comfortably support four adults. It operates independently off-the-grid, without the need for any external utility or waste disposal connections.

The zeroHouse™ can be used in many applications, including residential uses in remote or ecologically sensitive locations, as ecotourism resort units, or as living or office modules for remote employment such as mining, construction, or relief agency uses. The zeroHouse™ originated and was developed in the offices of Specht Harpman, with additional support from Bear Ventures, DuPont Corporation, and the University of Texas at Austin.