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Eco-Friendly Glass House Camouflages Into Its Surrounding Natural Environment

Zero Waste Glass House Disappear Retreat by Coulson

Designed by Minnesota-based architecture firm Coulson, the Disappear Retreat is designed to blend into its surroundings. The innovative glass house not only provides meditative, 360-degree views of the surrounding natural landscape, but it’s also made to minimize “our living footprint to zero energy, zero waste, zero water.” The architects reveal: “Our passion for the environment is not just technical, but extends to the experience of nature.”

Incredibly compact, the 83-square-foot, minimalist structure features reflective solar paneled glass that provides privacy and also camouflages the building amongst the trees. The self-sufficient home requires no active heating or cooling systems (even in extreme weather conditions) thanks to the insulated triple-pane walls and passive solar heating from thin-film photovoltaics, integrated into the south side. The walls also have a UV reflective coating to protect against bird and animal collisions. Rainwater is collected off the shed roof, which is then filtered, treated, and stored in a tank for on-site use.

Inside, the off-grid dwelling is designed with three different minimalist layouts. Options include the Basic model, a flexible open-plan for multipurpose use; Bed+Bath, with a built-in sofa-bed and bathroom; and a Sauna model, which has built-in wood benches and sauna heater.

You can find out more about the Disappear Retreat on Coulson’s website.

Designed by Minnesota-based architecture firm Coulson, the “Disappear Retreat” is a zero waste home that blends in with its surroundings.

Zero Waste Glass House Disappear Retreat by Coulson

The innovative glass house not only provides meditative, 360-degree views of the surrounding natural landscape…

Zero Waste Glass House Disappear Retreat by CoulsonZero Waste Glass House Disappear Retreat by Coulson

…but it’s also made to minimize “our living footprint to zero energy, zero waste, [and] zero water.”

Zero Waste Glass House Disappear Retreat by CoulsonZero Waste Glass House Disappear Retreat by CoulsonZero Waste Glass House Disappear Retreat by CoulsonZero Waste Glass House Disappear Retreat by Coulson

The perfect place for stargazing!

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