Design for a nomad village
Brabant Biennale 2012
The stove  is the centre of your hut, it supplies all the heat and power you will need. The cosy fire provides heat for comfort, a stove, hot water and it even supplies all the electricity. Besides that, it allows you to monitor your usage in a very direct way. An efficient furnace  heated by the fire, allows you to cook meals with vegetables from the gardens! The hot water is produced through a simple heat exchanger , it is used directly or is temporarily stored, so you can always enjoy a hot shower. Water for the shower  comes from water cubes outside, it gets more pressure when the cube is placed in a higher position, this saves pumping-energy. For a refreshing drink you can use the tap  which also gives instant hot water from the temporary storage in the wood stove.
The dry composting toilet  provides the comfort of having your own toilet available but also produces dry compost. It is completely odourless. A dry compost tank  is connected to one of the vegetable gardens nearby. It gives water which has is been taken out of the compost. The dry compost is used to enrich the soil in the gardens.
Electricity  is generated through the heat of the fire. This is done without moving parts and with simple metals, this is known as the Seebeck effect. The generator can charge the battery inside the stove in one hour and then provides 24 hours of electricity for lights and laptops.
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