- 4917 SE Aldercrest Rd. Portland, Oregon 97222
To create a micro-community of affordable homes that are aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and uses only the electricity, water and vegetables than can be harvested from the land.
What if you lived in a house that captured all its own energy, harvested all its own water, and grew all its own vegetables?
For starters, your electricity and water bills would be zero. Your produce cost for vegetables would be zero.
Living in a home with zero net impacts means your pollution contribution from heating, cooling and operating your household is net zero over the course of a year.
But probably most important, you would be one of the few folks in the Industrial world to flourish in a home that lives within its equitable share of earth’s carrying capacity. Zero pollution, zero adverse impacts.
The project consists of 4 octagon‐shaped structures – small in footprint, but whose design results in comfortably sized homes living as an intentional community.
The homes are designed to be affordable for present and future generations for two reasons: 4 homes share a lot conventionally made for one home and two, the land is not owned by the homeowner but held by a local Land Trust.
Designed for today’s ecoconscious urban families, couples, or individuals seeking a way to live sustainably, the Earth Harmony Habitat harvests all its own electricity and rainwater, capture and compost all its own wastes and water, and grow all its own vegetables within an annual basis. The homes represent a way to flourish within an equitable amount of earth’s carrying capacity without sacrificing the comforts of modern life.