Rotating house follows the sun
December 09, 2009 - New South Wales
An Australian couple, the Evringhams, have built a house that rotates to follow the sun.
The Everingham Rotating House is situated approximately 40 kilometres from Wingham NSW,in the hinterland of the Manning Valley on the Nowendoc River, comprising pristine rapids and deep water with mountains rising directly above the river.
Built largely of glass and steel and powered by an electric motor "not much bigger than a washing machine motor", the Everingham Rotating House is a brilliant testimonial to the ingenuity of its owner/builders.
It also encapsulates many aspects of ecologically sound building principles, such as optimising on natural light and heat, while rotating 360° to take advantage of sunshine and shade at different times of the day and year.
"The property, in Wingham, New South Wales, boasts irregularly-shaped rooms which are more spacious than most conventional houses and capture as much natural light as possible.
The entire structure, weighing approximately 50 tonnes, is powered by two electric engines not much bigger than a washing machine motor.
Rotation is controlled using a touch panel on the wall of the living room which can be preprogrammed or operated manually." telegraph.co.uk
The couple have their own website Evringham Rotating House where pictures and videos of the house can be viewed.
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