For information about Maison Reciprocity, Appalachian State University and Université d’Angers’s entry into 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, please visit www.reciprocity2014.com.
The Solar Homestead
Independence and ingenuity: the qualities embodied in the traditional homestead. The isolation of early settlers to the mountains of North Carolina fostered a pioneer spirit in those who established self-sustaining living/working compounds on the frontier. The Solar Homestead fuses these values into a modern zero energy home, which remains true to these underlying principles by integrating renewable resources and innovative technology into a project that is adaptable, self- sufficient, rugged, affordable, and attractive.