I had to write more about the Power House by Thames & Kosmos, which was featured in the Smart Home. The kit was designed by physicist Uwe Wandrey and cleverly combines science and adventure. Instead of a regular instruction booklet on how to build the house, you get a manual that follows the story of a “group of island dwellers who must learn to live sustainably using the resources available to them.” You then build models based on entry journals of the islanders. There are more than 20 projects to make life comfortable on the island, some of which include building a solar cooker and a sail car.
Photo by Allison Coffee