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Helping collaboration for a liveable house

After being shocked by the red sludge catastrophe, many Hungarian civil movements started to help victims. One of these was the collaboration launched by Pannon Presztízs Magazin whereby a family house would be built with no money and using only sponsored materials and building elements. Besides this, the building could also be the first so-called 'autonomous' (off-the-grid) house in Hungary based on the 'Liveable House Technology' of the architect, Attila Endes. Energy demands would be satisfied through the use of a solar panel system and wind turbine. Drinking and waste water is cleared separately. Air-conditioning is supported by a ground-source heat pump. The house's structure is a wooden framework filled with straw; and straw is also used as insulation in the floor and ceiling structures.

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