The house includes an innovative use of solar, water, and materials.
Super energy efficient appliances cut down on electrical consumption by
On certain days the home will be energy neutral, and can generate enough
electricity to run two average-sized homes. The house used enough
reclaimed and renewable wood to save over 10.5 acres of rain forest.
A system that collects runoff water from the cedar roof fills the water
garden. The system collects enough reusable water to fill the average
size swimming pool every 17 days.
McKinney donated money from the sale of the house to the Crush It
Charity, which builds houses and self-sufficient villages in Haiti.
Peter and his friends built a house made of 11,578 beer cans. The structure has an area of 4x4 meters and stands around 3.25 meters tall.
They set the record to raise funds for The Shake It Up Foundation Australia, who fund vital research in developing a cure and understanding of Parkinson's Disease. Over $1,500 was raised and the house has since been featured on national television and various other news mediums.