The owner of the first Molehouse in Slovakia:
“We often use words like “sustainable” and “green living“, of which most people interested in new housing do not know true meaning. It is only by living in a molehouse that I realised what these words meant. My Molehouse taught me to live more economically, to think cost-effectively and to protect the environment, while enjoying the comfort it gives me. You can make sure my words are true yourself – either by visiting the house or trying how it is to live there for few days.”
“What was actually the thing that convinced me to choose Molehouse Rohožník? I will mention only the most important features of this interesting house.
Immediately after the first winter, I was impressed by the high energy savings for heating and hot water. The wood consumption for heating of entire house (including technical rooms) and hot water is incredibly low.
The thermal insulation together with the heat accumulation capacity of the surrounding soil behind the walls maintain a comfortable indoor temperature in both very cold as well as very hot weather, all year round and all day long, without air-conditioning.
In a nutshell, the house heats up and cools down itself all year round without my intervention. The only thing I have to do in winter is to slightly adjust the temperature according to our wishes – not heat it, only adjust it.
The heat accumulation (heat from the sun that accumulates in the ground) behind the walls of the house works really well. The house does not overheat in very hot weather nor overcool in winter. In summer, even during the greatest heat, the house will provide you with an agreeable shade. In winter, when the sun shines, the rooms are warm without any heating.
The whole house is facing sunny south side. Therefore, sunshine heats and enlightens the house through the large windows all year round. There is no need for sunblinds even during the hottest weather. Also, shading does not prevent the daylight from enlightening the house – the rooms are not dark as it is usually the case in a flat.
A significant contribution to the clean environment is the fact that the house does not collect waste water and release it into the sewerage, but it cleans the water itself in a natural way through the root zone technology for sewage.