At This Rs 1.5 Lakh Village Home, Water Comes From Air, Power From Sun


At This Rs 1.5 Lakh Village Home, Water Comes From Air, Power From Sun

Imagine living in an affordable home where water for domestic requirements springs from thin air even as the sun takes care of your energy needs.

There is nothing contrived about the low-cost, eco-friendly home built by Englishman Jamie Waltham at a farm in Honnenahalli village in Sira taluk, Tumakuru distrct, which is a three-hour drive from Bengaluru.

Standing on a 220 sqft (10.5ft x 21ft) plot, the sustainable house can accommodate six people and is powered by solar panels, besides being equipped by a sewage managing unit and condensing coils that tap water from the air to meet domestic needs. Jamie, 37, who toiled for two months to build the house at a cost of Rs 1.5 lakh, wants to replicate it for the homeless in India. Read more

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