This virtually maintenance-free house can arrive as a basic no frills DIY, or with a fully equipped kitchen: microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee machine; bathroom: toilet, shower, combo washer/dryer, sink. A sofa-bed or queen bed, table, chairs, kitchen cabinets, closet also included.
The house is so efficient that Dom.ai can be heated and cooled with solar power only, even in foggy, cold, and overcast climates. The engineered systems include climate control featuring an externally (but hidden) mounted Mitsubishi heat pump and air conditioner that you’ll rarely need to use. In mild climates, body heat should suffice. Air quality system: HEPA filtration, antibacterial system, CO2 & humidity sensors and controls. Energy: embedded in the roof is a solar array connected to a LiFePo4 battery for storage. Sewage: integrated greywater tank and greywater filter, integrated blackwater tank for the toilet, external big capacity tank or septic system is also an option. The Dom.ai can be easily hooked-up to regular electric grid, water and sewage connections when available. The Dom.ai supplies its own water with an air-to-water system (reverse osmosis water condensation from humidity in the air), or you can pour water into the system yourself. Add-ons include a Sonos speaker system, Nest camera and thermostat, Apple TV, 100″ projector screen, 24/7 internet connection, and even a fingerprint-activated security door lock.
I almost forgot to mention this home can be monitored off your phone. Each house is further monitored and guaranteed by the manufacturer. A cloud-based video surveillance and alarm system promises to keep your home safe. Check out the www.passivdom.com website for contact information and current prices. Once the production is scaled up, Max says the house can be shipped to your location from stock. No permits required in most places and except for site preparation – this house is move-in ready.
Note: For clarification Dom.ai is the name of the product and PassivDom LLC is the name of the company. I think the .ai indicates artificial intelligence.