The Hideaway House: Self-sufficient eco dwelling making use of high-tech fabrics


Inspired by the advancements in high-tech fabric structures, architect Michael Jantzen has designed the eco friendly Hideaway House. The green home makes use of fabrics that are tough, hold their color and are fire resistant as well. The Hideaway House works as a small fabric vacation house that can be placed easily in almost any type of an environment.

Apart from being fire resistant, the high-tech fabric also protects the house from a possible assault from knife blades. Whenever you leave the house you can just fold the fabric portion of the structure into several durable vandal resistant hard shells. These shells can be trucked to almost any location along with easy to erect support frames, and surrounding decks. Different numbers, sizes, shapes, and combinations of the shells are mounted in place, the fabric portions of the house fold out in different ways connecting to the frame and or to other shells.

The folded out fabric together with the shells form the living spaces. The shells also contain all of the energy gathering and storage systems needed to make the house self-contained. These amenities could include things like solar water and space heating facilities, solar and wind electricity generating systems, water storage and purification devices, propane gas storage, battery storage, and self contained sewage treatment facilities.

The same shells could also contain all of the furniture and furnishings required for the interior and exterior of the house. All of the furniture and furnishings would be pulled out of the shells after the fabric sections are folded out, and put back inside after the fabric is folded back accordion style, into the shells.

Cheers! Michael Jantzen

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