When it’s chilly, a dog can take refuge in the more tightly enclosed upper loft, heated by the adjacent soda can solar roof assembly.
The solar panel powers an internal battery to run the recirculated water pump system, a remote-controlled treat dispenser and an LED porch light so Amelia never has to arrive home in the dark.
Sustainable features include a rain water collection system with filtration, passive heating and cooling, a concrete thermal mass wall, radiant floor heating, and a solar panel battery system to power all electronic devices.
Built with salvaged or repurposed materials wherever possible, Pesto’s house has a redwood frame for weather resistance. The sliding roof lets the sun in and keeps the weather out and the wind-scoop design keeps the house ventilated.
Samson’s Home is an energy efficient haven. On hot summer days Samson will have great ventilation with slatted assemblies on two sides of his dog house to let a nice breeze come through.