Ukraine startup 3D prints fully autonomous home

Mar 17, 2017, 8:03 AM EDT
(Source: Rick&Brenda Beerhorst/flickr)
(Source: Rick&Brenda Beerhorst/flickr)

A Ukrainian startup, called PassivDom, has 3D printed mobile pods that are designed to self-sustain in all climatic conditions with their own, off-the-grid power sources and self-learning systems networked to the internet of things. These compact homes, which can be controlled via smartphone, rely on solar panels to create a self-learning micro-climate system inside the house and maintain ideal thermal conditions, humidity, and oxygen and carbon dioxide levels.  

The first units, called the modulOne, are fabricated using highly advanced, 100 percent recyclable materials, which reduce energy consumption by about 20 times compared to an ordinary building, writes Tech Crunch.

The tiny pods are transportable, along with their independent water supply and sewage system and need no foundations so they can be easily set up in mountains, by the seashores or in forests, notes Design Boom.  A cloud-based video surveillance and alarm system monitors the house and streams the video on the connected smartphone. 

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