Tuesday, March 12, 2013

12-Year-Old American Girl Building Her Own Solar-Powered House

Is solar powered house still a myth for many of us? 12-year-old student Sicily Kolbeck is building her own "Le Petite Maison", a 128 square-foot solar-powered home. The idea was inspired by Deek Diedricksen’s YouTube channel and Kirsten Dirksen’s documentary, We, the Tiny House People.

Kolbeck is building the house as part of her curriculum for the year at HoneyFern School in Marietta, Georgia, USA. The house will be powered entirely by a rooftop solar energy array, and should easily be able to meet all the energy requirements for one or more people living in the space. The project was funded through an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. Kolbeck has invited all contributors to tour the house during an open house in May 2013.

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