Off Grid House in South Africa

Today we will have a look at the next self-sufficient house, which was designed by using passive building principles, to ensure the interior is comfortable through the summer and winter.



Insulation helps with temperature control in winter, plus the glass panels help trap solar heat while keeping cold air out.

In the summer an automated glass facade can be opened to create an outside patio and allows for ventilation to flow through the house.



Two dams on the property provide water for the house, while solar panels on the roof warm up the water and provide electricity.

The material palette for the structure was chosen to be durable and low maintenance.


Would you like to have SUCH a winter garden?


Architecture: Nadine Englebrecht

Photos: Marsel Roothman.


Building a better world. Together!

SAVAGAYA / Natalia Szyk-Trocha






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