Delta Shelter: A Steel Cabin With A Small Footprint

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A weekend steel cabin with a couple of twists … this 1,000 square-foot tiny house resides near a river on a flood plain – hence the stilts.  In addition, the Delta Shelter is solely a weekend abode, and thus is left unattended for days, or weeks at a time — the solution – the home can secured and closed-up into a tidy steel

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box by lowering it’s 10′ x 18′ steel shutters by turning a very ‘Jules Verne’ hand crank (see above).

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Designed by Tom Kundig and Olson Kundig Architects, the 20′ by 20′ cabin rises 3 stories with the living room and kitchen occupying the top floor.

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The ‘Delta Shelter’ would have even less of an environmental impact if it were made from recycled materials, e.g. steel panels from old cargo steel containers and furnished with eco-friendly systems such as greywater  recycling systems and rainwater harvesting systems.  The concept of steel shutters is also a great security feature, especially in South Africa where crime prevention barriers and innovations are important facets of any building.

Contact us for all your water conservation and solar energy requirements.  Our WWF Award Winning water conservation systems include rainwater harvesting systems, rainwater tanks, grey water recycling systems, greywater irrigation systems, water-saving toilet flush mechanisms, swimming pool backwash recycling systems (see product demo) as well as the full range of JoJo water tanks and water tank stands (we are authorized JoJo Tanks dealers in South Africa). Yes Solar Mpumalanga supplies SABS and Eskom-approved solar water heaters that are installed professional Eskom-accredited solar installers.  We supply FREE QUOTES on all our eco-friendly products and services.

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