This design offers a cozy, eco-friendly haven that can power itself. Using passive solar design and high-performance environmental controls, it has a variety of lifestyle options at an affordable cost, with the prospect of zero lifetime energy costs.
In the Sun Belt, the design can achieve true net-zero energy performance, powering itself (and a hybrid vehicle) with rooftop solar panels. For colder climes, reliable backup heat from a wood, pellet or propane-heating unit can assist the economical heat pumps to ensure comfort. In temperate seasons, large windows and wind-capturing screens maximize natural cross-ventilation, while skylights wash the interior with natural light.
Regardless of site characteristics, options such as dual entryways, indoor/outdoor rooms and windows throughout provide unlimited enjoyment of the natural world around you.
The retreat offers families mindful, long-term access to rejuvenation in nature at potentially the cost of an RV, with the added benefit of minimal operational costs over a lifetime.
Dimensions (w x d): 40 x 24 ft.
Total square feet: 960 sq. ft.
Design, plans and renderings: Z-Mod LLC
For more info: www.z-mod.net, when contacting the company please specify Ridgeline 2 plan