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U1: Off-Grid Power House for 3-10 Homes

Fuel for Heat and Power, Generator for Battery Boost, Heating Hydronics, On-Board Fresh and Black Water Pumps, Digital Resouce Manager, Remote Monitoring

  • Water Heater and Hydronics
  • Generator for Unit Battery Boost
  • Propane Storage Cylinders
  • Fresh and Blackwater Pumps
  • Digital Control and Remote Monitoring

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U1: Off-Grid Utilities for 3-10 Homes

  • Clean Treatment and Pumping
  • Domestic Water Heating
  • Hydronic Heating and Cooling System
  • Battery Systems for 12V Home Power
  • Propane Fuel System for Heat and Power
  • Generator for Battery System Re-Charge
  • Waste Water Removal System by Vacuum


  • 12 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft Overall
  • Code Compliant Structure

Clean Water     

  • Water Pump and Pressure Control
  • Filtration and Water Treatment

Domestic Hot Water

  • On-Demand Water Heater
  • Propane Fuel Source           

Hydronic Heating and Cooling  

  • Hydronic Heating System
  • On-Demand Heater
  • Propane Fuel Source
  • Chilled Water System
  • Hydronic Heat Exchanger
  • Condenser Unit

Battery System

  • 12 VDC System
  • 8-16 KWH Batter System
  • Inverter Battery Charger / Manager


  • Auto-Start Propane Generator for
  • Battery Charge System

Water -  Power Management   

  • Computer Control
  • Resource Management

Resource Efficiency       

  • Based on 10 Homes
  • Average 3500 BTU Energy Use
  • Average 15 GPD Water Use


  • Welded Steel Frame
  • Thermal Wall, Ceiling, Floor Panels
  • Lightweight for Low Load Base

Water and Wastewater

  • Remote in Wet Unit:
  • 1000 GAL Fresh Water Tank
  • 1200 GAL Blackwater Tank

Fuel System     

  • 4 x 100 LB Propane Tanks
  • 2 x Dual Tank Regulator
  • Weekly Refresh Service
  1. Concept: A low cost minimalist shelter with on-board utilities for urban homeless.

  2. Environment: Current Urban Encampments.

  3. Occupancy:  1-4 people as family. 

  4. Servicing:  Weekly replenishment of utilities, and food / personal care items through external access only of utility area.  No service provider access to personal space.  Service provided by non-profit / religious organizations.

  5. Base Requirements:
  • Weatherproof: Exterior vandal resistant skin for weather protection and insulation.  Including floor and roof.
  • Security and Safety: Security windowed door with keyed exterior access.  Escape window and security screen for emergency egress and ventilation on open from interior.
  • Personal Use: Sleeping area above floor.  Maximum storage space for personal goods
  • Ability to Clean: Wall supported interior fixtures to maintain clear floor area for cleaning.
  • Movable: Design as a skid to winch onto tilt trailer for delivery and re-location.
  • Aesthetics:  Home-like exterior and interior design and finishes.
  1. Utilities fed from Remote Utility Unit:
  • Clean Water: Water for sanitation, hygiene, and possible drinking – cooking.
  • Wastewater: Wastewater from toilet, sink, and possible floor drain.
  • HVAC Systems:  Ventilation, heating, and cooling.
  • Power: 12V DC Power Supply from Utility Unit