Passive house made of shell and almin stone

The project envisaged the creation of an autonomous and environmentally friendly house in relative proximity to the infrastructure of Sevastopol and at the same time close to nature. A place was chosen at the highest point of 156 m above sea level with a view of the Ai Petri Mountain Observatory of the South Coast of the Crimea. There is a juniper and pine forest 150 meters away and the town is 1 km away. Balance between nature and social life)

The 93 m2 house was built with Almin stone on the ground floor and shell rock on the second floor. Reinforced concrete covers. Both of these materials are quite environmentally friendly and natural. The water supply system is provided for both urban and accumulative. One barrel for receiving rainwater thanks to a rainstorm and a second barrel for storage in case of disconnection from the central system.

The heating system is made of two units - a pyrolysis solid fuel boiler and as an alternative to an energy-saving electric boiler with three tena 1 kW each. During the winter period, 2 kW is used for the house and 1 kW in the autumn-spring period, thanks to the insulation of the facade. Basalt was used to insulate the roof.

The septic tank is made of a metal container with holes, which is located deep in the rocky area. Therefore, it is practically not serviced.

An indirect heating boiler from electricity or from a solid fuel boiler is also provided. So in case of disconnection from power grids, the house is completely self-sufficient.

The adjacent territory was landscaped and natural materials at hand - stone and wood.