The Parnell family spent a year in an experimental eco house to test a number of features that could be incorporated in the home of tomorrow. It was originally meant to be a six month trial but they loved it so much they doubled the length.
Although the Project:LIFE house contains so much that is environmentally friendly and technologically advanced, the prime aim of the project is to investigate the changing households of the future, according to James Wilson, the development director of David Wilson Homes. “As house builders we often have to be more conservative than we would like,” he says. “In this project, we have pulled together a big collection of ideas. We’re trying to consider demographics and changing lifestyles, different expectations and requirements and combine all the latest ideas and thoughts.”