The Free Agent House, conceived with Naquib Hossain and Goldenberg photography, explores the urban possibilities of living efficiently and affordably "off the grid." The home is constructed of three shipping containers sliced and stacked to fit on a fifteen foot wide city lot. The layout maximizes passive heating and cooling. Glazing on the southern frontage receives the winter sun and sliding louvers block the summer heat. Vacuum-insulated-panels super-insulate the building envelope’s tight perimeter and achieve an exceptional R-value with minimal thickness. A seasonal heat collector augments the passive heating system.
Low voltage appliances run off a rooftop photovoltaic array. The sun also heats the home’s water. At an estimated price of $50k, the building houses a free agent, liberated from high construction and operating costs.
photography by Stuart Goldenberg
Flying Kite Media, "Off-the-Grid Free Agent House tests limits of urban energy sovereignty "
Tiny House Design, "Free Agent House"
Grid, "Award Show" (p. 12)