Super High Tech Off-Grid Tiny House for Sustainable Living | Net Zero Energy Home

This is a full tour of a super innovative net zero tiny house that is 100% solar powered! It has a roof made of integrated solar panels and an atmospheric water generator prototype. It’s insulated with vacuum insulated panels, it has a home automation system, a sliding loft, and more!

The Northern Nomad tiny home was designed and built by a group of students from Carleton University. In this video, we’re meeting up with the professor and 4 students who worked on this high tech green building project to get a full tour, and find out more.

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A huge thank you to Scott, Seungyeon, Josh, Chris and Dave for taking the time to share this project with us!

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

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Digital Twin Walkthrough provided by Dave Payne
Photos of the Northern Nomad build provided by Carleton University

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29 Replies to “Super High Tech Off-Grid Tiny House for Sustainable Living | Net Zero Energy Home”

  1. Kim Connolly

    Very interesting concepts. Even if you get some negative comments, you’re in the experimental stages so keep doing what you’re doing. I think it would be a very good Masters Degree to track someone actually living in it to see how well it performs over time. I too wondered how you would access the loft. Personally, I love to climb even now at 56 but the women I build Tiny Houses for are not in love with heights like I am. I do love the idea of the moveable loft. I’ll be seeing if any of my future clients are adventurous enough to try it out.

  2. mike brink

    I'd add a 1000 watt wind turbine, (low wind condition type) A vertical axis turbine might be best here…If using a blade type, high winds might cause the house rock or shake…You could mount a telescoping pole to the house that uses hitch pins to raise and lower the poles and hold them in place…The wind turbine could be made quick and easy to set up and take down for travel….In winter around here there is less sunlight but seems like it's almost always windy.

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