This Eco-Friendly Solar Holiday Home Has Power To Spare

May 13, 2019

Category: Living

Sitting in a quaint village in Chiemgau, Germany between the Chiemsee lake and Salzburg is a retro vacation home with smart upgrades for incredible energy efficiency. Originally built in the 1970s, the Solar Holiday Home S3 By Holiday Architecture is a stunning example of minimalist design.

Thanks to solar modules fixed on the sloped roof, this A-frame house can produce more energy than it burns, allowing it to charge up an electric car or bike with the extra juice. The interior is built with clay boards that store heat in the winter and cool the house during the summer months. On the ground floor, you’ll find a bedroom, bathroom, and living room, which opens up to the pointed roof. To continue the smooth, minimalist vibe of the house, the kitchen island merges into the dining table and a convenient ladder leads up to the sleeping loft. And you’ll be able to enjoy the sweeping views of the Chiemgau Alps while you drink a warm cup of coffee in the morning. You can rent this holiday cottage today if you’re looking to unwind.

Purchase: $2,200+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

Carroll Shelby's Own Long Lost Mustangs Were Used To Make These REC Watches

A piece of American automotive history you can wear on your wrist.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

This EV Catamaran Concept Houses Two Electric Motorcycles In Its Rear Hulls

The ultimate ocean-going vessel for motorcycle and yacht enthusiasts.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Zaha Hadid Is Actually Building This Futuristic Tower At China’s Shenzhen Bay

It's being built to serve both businesses and individuals alike.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

TruckHouse’s Rugged BCT Camper Is A ‘Race Yacht Built On A Trophy Truck’

A 21' luxury camper constructed atop a Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro platform.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2021

Featured Image

Patriot Campers Unveils A Rugged Off-Road Toy Hauler & Basecamp Rig Lineup

With well-appointed accommodations for dirtbikes, UTVs, and four adults.

Posted By

Jan 12, 2021

Featured Image

This 82′ Amphibious Hybrid Superyacht Can Cruise In Luxury On Sea Or Land

Carbon fiber and forged steel solar superyacht with true go-anywhere capabilities.

Posted By

Jan 11, 2021