Oogst 1 Solo is a house for one person that provides its resident with food, energy, heat and oxygen. In principle, one could live in Oogst 1 Solo without ever having to leave the house.
Oogst 1 Solo has a cross-shaped floor plan. The heart is the living area, with the kitchen, bathroom, storage room, living-room and at the top, the bedroom. The biggest part is reserved for the greenhouse and one section is reserved for all the recycling process such as seen in the Greenhouse Village.
The only animals held at Oogst 1 are chickens, for their eggs and an occasional meat dish. On the top of the house one can find a windmill for electricity production. Also included are solar panels. Different energy sources are included to minimize dependence on one source. All CO2 is turned into oxygen by the plants, making it possible to keep the house air-tight and air pollution proof.
The Greenhouse Village model has been implemented for a house with one occupant. The goal is the realization of an iconic statement and to provide evidence that one person can live comfortably within an identifiable recycling process. The ultimate idea of sustainability is made visible and tangible.
The house can be put almost anywhere, like a lunar module. For example, on top of a building or on water. The house stands from the ground on three points, literally leaving the smallest possible footprint on the earth.
The house has been turned inside out in the sense that all systems are visible for maintenance and repair. But more importantly, to show the technology that is put to work.
Date: January 2010
For complete background information on the Oogst series please visite the dedicated website: www.oogst.org