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Modern Home Water Catchment

While this isn’t a traditional Tiny Home, I really loved the modern feel and of course the insane water catchment potential and look of this roof.  modern water catchmentThis house is still about 1,200 square feet smaller than a typical American home.  You can see several large tanks off the back of the house which is used to collect rain water from the roof.  One square foot of roof can yield ½ a gallon of water from 1 inch of rain.  So roughly estimating for this roof, one inch of rain yields over 1200 gallons of water!

The house is also cleverly designed to have an upper roof as primary shelter and sun shade and then there is a roof on the actually home’s structure.  This is brilliant because the main roof is topped with highly reflective metal, reducing heat absorption.  Then there is an air space between the main roof and the home’s roof to prevent any transference of heat to the home itself.  The space allows wind to cool both sides of the upper roof and keeps you cool below.

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4 Comments
  1. This is the roof of my imagination. I am so glad to finally see it in print! We live in an RV now mostly nested and not traveling around. In the future we hope to settle again and refurbish or build a tiny house of some kind.

    I think there is so much potential in leveraging roofs to be energy centers too.

  2. If everyone did this, there would be a glare similar to that of a glacier covering. Could that trigger an ice age? Immagine if Every roof was like that in the whole world and reflected the sun back away from warming the earth. What a sad state that would cause here. How could that be offset to make it work for everyone?

  3. This roof does not require a reflective surface. Since there is the airspace between the two roofs, the reflective quality is not really needed. All that aside, the reflection from all of mankind’s structures is not a big issue as the heat is still kept within the atmosphere and off set by winds, humidity and other factors. Water makes up a large percentage of the earths surface and reflects enormous amounts of light. More damaging to the planet is destruction of our ozone and contamination of the little fresh water there is on the planet.

  4. Where is this home? How can I get into contact with the homeowner if I’d like to build a replica of a house like this one?

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