What’s being called the world’s first carbon-positive prefabricated house has been unveiled in Melbourne, Australia, and we really want one. Created by Australian manufacturing company ArchiBlox, the prefab homes can be ordered, built and delivered, ready to move in within 12 to 28 weeks. The aim is to provide a simple, affordable and stylish way to help people greatly reduce their carbon footprint.
The one-bedroom prototype features edible garden walls, rooftop solar panels, a sunroom and rainwater recycling. It’s estimated that over its lifespan, the Archi+ Carbon Positive House will generate more energy than it took to build, and will offer the same environmental benefit as planting 6,095 native Australian trees.
“Archi+ Carbon Positive Houses will make significant contributions within society by addressing the increasing levels of carbon emissions and the high levels of embodied energy that come with the construction of a standard home,” the company told Dezeen. Despite the compact layout, which you can see in the floor plan, the wood and big, open windows manage to make the home seem pretty spacious and light-filled. Via This Australian prefab home generates more energy than it uses